Release Notes

Recent changes to our Sage Corporation Tax Online service include:

4 November 2019

Feature Summary
R&D Enhanced Expenditure for SMEs We’ve added the ability for SME companies to make the following R&D expenditure claims:

  • Enhanced Revenue Expenditure
  • Tax Credits
You’ll find the new R&D Relief tab within the Trade section.
Chargeable Gains To enable submission of returns for more of your clients, we have added a chargeable gain disposals section where you can:

  • Enter details of the disposal of a capital asset to calculate the gain or loss.
  • See the indexation allowance for assets acquired before 1 January 2018, and edit this if an alternative calculation method is relevant.
  • Enter claims for relief and losses brought forward.
In this release, you can enter details to report a single chargeable gain. This area will be expanded in a future release.

25 July 2019

Feature Summary
Loss Relief Deductions Allowance We have improved the functionality on the Loss Relief Deductions Allowance data entry page.
Corporate Losses Reform HMRC recently updated their Company Tax Return Guide to bring the reporting requirements for UK Property Business losses in line with Trade Losses and Non-trade Loan Relationships deficits. You can now identify which UK Property Business losses arose before 1 April 2017 and those which arose on or after 1 April 2017. We have included this functionality for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 April 2017.

18 June 2019

Feature Summary
Annual Investment Allowance From 1 January 2019, the AIA limit increased from £200,000 to £1,000,000, for a period of two years. We’ve updated the application to reflect this change.
FY2019 iXBRL Taxonomy The new FY19 (v1.0) iXBRL taxonomy is now available and has been applied to all new returns as from this date.

22nd May 2019

Feature Summary
Create returns for financial year 2019 You are now able to create company tax returns for periods ending on or after 1 April 2019 (Financial year 2019).
51% Group Companies HMRC recently updated their Company Tax Return Guide to state that the number returned in box 625 – Number of 51% group companies – should include the company itself. This is unless the company has no related 51% group companies, in which case this box should be left blank. In accordance with HMRC’s advice, we’ve included this change in the application for accounting periods ending on or after 1 April 2019.
Special Rate Writing Down Allowance From 1 April 2019, the special rate writing down allowance has been reduced from 8% to 6%. We’ve updated the calculation in the application to reflect this change.

19 June 2018

Feature Summary
Loss Relief Deductions Allowance We’ve added a Loss Relief Deductions Allowance section. This allowance can now be reported on the company’s corporation tax computation.
FY2017 iXBRL Taxonomy The new FY17 (v1.1.0) iXBRL taxonomy is now available and has been applied to all new returns as from this date. This went live on 18 November 2016 and is mandatory for all returns as from 1 April 2017.
V1.9 CT600 submission files We’ve incorporated the latest version of the CT600 submission files as provided by HMRC. Existing returns must be updated before they can be filed online.

22 May 2018

Feature Summary
Tax Returns Corporation Tax returns can now be deleted.
Delete Period of Accounts You can no longer delete a Period of accounts when there are Tax returns associated with that period.
Stability & Performance Includes general performance and stability improvements.

26 April 2018

Feature Summary
Create returns for financial year 2018 You are now able to create company tax returns for periods ending on or after 1 April 2018 (Financial year 2018).

14 December 2017

Feature Summary
Corporate Losses Reform We’ve made changes to accommodate the requirements of Finance (No. 2) Act 2017. You’ll see changes in the following areas:
v1.8 CT600 We’ve incorporated the 2017 version of CT600 and associated submission files as provided by HMRC. Existing returns must be updated before they can be filed online.
FY2017 iXBRL Taxonomy The new FY17 iXBRL taxonomy is now available and has been applied to all new returns as from this date. This went live on 18 November 2016 and is mandatory for all returns as from 1 April 2017.

16 August 2017

Feature Summary
App Switcher Ability to navigate between Sage applications increasing the efficiency of workflow from bookkeeping to accounts preparation to tax and then back again.
Stability & Performance Includes general performance and stability improvements.

20 June 2017

Feature Summary
V1.7 CT600 We have incorporated the 2017 version of CT600 and associated submission files as provided by HMRC. In order to keep your compliance up to date, we have applied the new version of this form to all versions of Sage Corporation Tax Online. You may notice some changes to previously run versions of this form as a result of this update, but this is required in order to maintain the correct compliance version.
Zero-emission good vehicles We have included new compliance as a result of changes to HMRC reporting requirements. We have amended the capital allowances sections to allow data to be entered to help meet these new requirements.
Updating to new compliance We have added the ability to allow you to accept new compliance and improvements into existing returns. This allows you to control when and into which clients you add these changes.

1 April 2017

Feature Summary
Entering data for financial year 2017 You are now able to roll forward into financial year 2017 and enter data for this period.
The software does not yet contain the March 2017 Budget changes. As soon as they become available, you will be able to update the period to include these.
We have provided guidance to help prevent the submission of data which is not yet compliant.
Customer improvements We have identified improvements and added these for financial year 2017, including:

  • Improvements to labelling and descriptions, to assist with entering data
  • Additional validations added to assist with the submission of correct data.

18 November 2016

Feature Summary
FY16 iXBRL Taxonomy The new FY16 iXBRL taxonomy is now available and has been applied to all new returns as from this date. This went live on 18 November 2016 and is mandatory for all returns as from 1 April 2017.

31 August 2016

Feature Summary
Compliance for financial year 2016 Submissions for new compliance areas impacted by the budget will be turned on. HMRC live server is now available and will accept submission packages with new compliance areas introduced as part of the 2016 budget announcements. This includes updates to XML schema.
Computation PDF Improvements to look and feel of final report including:

  • Fixing of page breaking and blank pages
  • Fixing of logic around appearance of UK property supporting schedule
  • Styling of report

16 August 2016

Feature Summary
Compliance for financial year 2016 We’ve added compliance to support the new financial year 2016. Submissions are available for any new tax returns not impacted by budget changes, and messaging is available to support you in understanding which areas are not yet available. Submissions for new compliance areas impacted by the budget will be turned on post ‘Royal Assent’ at the beginning of September.
Create a new return We’ve impoved this to support you in moving from one financial year to the next. This will take you through the process of linking your tax return to a set of accounts from Sage Final Accounts Online, or in creating a new blank tax return for the next financial year.
Computation PDF We’ve improved the appearance of the computation PDF and have also improved aspects including the splitting of tables and page breaks.
Usability We’ve made the following improvements to the usability of data entry:

  • Dates can now scroll back for more than 10 years.
  • Post code validations have been improved on integration with Sage Final Accounts Online.
  • UK property schedules have been improved including the presentation of data.

29 March 2016

Feature Summary
Visual Enhancements Sage’s new brand has come to Sage Corporation Tax Online, with an improved user interface and navigation style. By applying colour, contrast, fonts, spacing and more, we hope you’ll find the new look both beautiful and more usable.
Changes to the navigator We have reorganised the navigator into nine sections to make it easier for you to locate specific data entry pages. The nine sections are:
Non-financial Information (which includes Company Information and Information for the Return)
Trade (which includes Turnover and Adjustment, Capital Allowances and Losses)
UK Property Business (see below)
Non-trade Loan Relationships (which includes Relationships and Deficits)
Qualifying Charitable Donations
Loans to Participators
Payments and Repayments
Tax Avoidance
Attachments for Online Filing
UK Property Business We have added three UK Property Business pages: Adjustments, Capital Allowances and Losses. You can access these from UK Property Business on the navigator. Information entered on these pages will populate Computation preview and, if relevant, Non-trade Loan relationships and Qualifying Charitable Donations.
Feedback tool The feedback tool has moved. You can provide us with feedback by clicking the new megaphone icon in the global navigation in the top right corner. We’ll continue to review each comment and are constantly adjusting our development work based on customer feedback.

1st December 2015

Feature Summary
Create return Returns are the basic container for the work you’ll be undertaking for your clients. Once you’ve opened a client, in the Corporation Tax section, click Create New Return.
Periods of account Your ‘accounting period’ for Corporation Tax is the time covered by your Company Tax Return. It can’t be longer than 12 months and is normally the same as the financial year covered by your company’s annual accounts. Sage Corporation Tax Online supports periods starting on or after 1 April 2014.
Company information Enter the company information. These details will be used to populate the company tax return.
Information for the return Enter information for the return. The information you include here will appear on the Company Tax return and will assist with the tagging process.
Adjustments to Trade Profit/(Loss) Enter any adjustments to Trade Profit/(Loss)
Payments and repayments On the Payments and Repayments page you can choose how your client will receive any repayments.
Tax avoidance You should complete the Tax Avoidance page if the company is party to a disclosable tax avoidance scheme. Completing this page will complete the CT600J when you generate the return.
iXBRL online filing Attach any documents needed for online filing. Typically this will be:

  • an iXBRL set of accounts saved on your computer.
  • the computation generated within Corporation Tax and automatically attached.
  • any additional PDF documents.
Computation Preview When you’ve filled in all of the pages, click the Computation Preview tab. This provides details of the company’s Corporation tax position.
Check computation If everything looks correct, click Check Computation and Return. This will perform a validation of the information you’ve entered, against what is required for the CT600.
Generate reports Click Generate Reports to create any of the following:

  • Computation PDF
  • Computation iXBRL
  • CT600 PDF
  • CT6000 XML
Generate submission files When everything seems to be ready, click Generate Submission Files. You will need to enter your HMRC User ID and password for the files to be created and saved in your online submission area.

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