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  1. Ability to have future tax forms generated for multiple entity types and not just individuals. This will enable practitioners to prepare tax returns for entities that have substituted accounting periods much before the due dates without having to request extensions from the tax office also will give us the ability to work out the timing differences on tax profit more accurately rather than relying on spreadsheets etc.

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    Hiya team, we understand the importance of being able to get ahead and create future tax forms in Xero. While work for this isn't underway just yet, we have plans to develop Company Tax Returns(CTR) for the future over the next 12 months. We know there are some in the idea here very much interested in Trust Tax Returns(TRT), however these will be further out, after CTR's.

    We'll keep you updated on any progress of this in the idea here. Thanks

  2. Capital gains tax worksheet - where an capital assets is owned by more than one person say husband and wife 50:50. If the worksheet has been prepared for one taxpayer, have an option to have this copied/ transferred to the other taxpayer similar to rent schedule.

    For property generally there could be just one item but for shares there may be huge number of CGT events.

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    Heya everyone, thanks for your input to Product Ideas and letting us know the value of the CGT worksheet for you.

    We're going to move this idea to Under Review as this is something the team have planned over the next 12 months. There are a few other pieces of work lined up before this, so we'll share news when this progresses. Thanks

  3. Ability to have Xero Tax for businesses, not only for Partners

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    Hi everyone, though appreciative of the idea. This is a function available through the Xero Tax Product with a Xero advisor, and we don’t have plans for developing this capability from within a Xero organisation.

    You can find an advisor to suit your full business needs through Advisor Connect.

  4. AU Tax - Error notifications. When a return is rejected by the ATO and appears in the Error tab of the Returns section of Xero Tax, an email should be triggered to alert the tax agent so that the error can be rectified immediately.

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    Totally understand how notifications of errors can improve efficiency and handling of returns in Xero Tax (AU). Thanks for all your input and sharing on this idea, everyone.

    While we have a few pieces of work underway atm, this is something our team are looking to develop. We're going to move this to Under Review and as we have more info and progress we'll return to share this with you all, here. 🙂

  5. Show the difference between the original tax return and the amended tax return in the clients tax estimation sheet.

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  6. Add the calculation of our clients Div 293 liability to the tax estimation sheet.

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  7. The current 'To Sign' list is a combination of tax returns that might be out for signature with the client, or ready for the tax agent to sign. At the moment there is no way for our tax agents to tell which tax returns are ready for them to sign.

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  8. When using Xero tax for sole trader self assessments, and importing the Xero sole trader accounts, it would be so useful to generate reports that don't include the balance sheet, i.e. it would be better if one could edit the reports according to an individual requirements/reporting needs.

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    Hi everyone, thanks for your interest in this idea. Although we haven't enabled the option to exclude a balance sheet from sole trader accounts within Xero HQ we wanted to share this very exciting update with you. We recently released a direct import of the P&L from Xero onto the self-employment worksheet within Personal Tax, without the need to map the account codes and generate a set of sole trader accounts.

    Previously we only supported an import from Sole Trader Accounts to Personal Tax which for some of our partners involved an extra step, particularly for smaller clients who typically only receive Income & Expenditure accounts. We hope by adding this functionality that you will be able to maximise the more flexible reporting capabilities within Xero to produce accounts for sole traders. This new feature is not simply an import either, it also supports cash-basis, allows you to manage the…

  9. Have the ability to send a copy of the actual message/links sent to a client to our own email when we we send something for e-signing via Xero Sign. Adobe sign has this option.
    This would help us because:
    1. It is a professional requirement to keep a copy of all correspondence sent to clients.
    2. It also would help when they call and have a question about what to do if you could have the exact copy in front of you to step it through with them.
    3. When they dispute what was written in the text part of…

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  10. Many our trust clients have investments in managed funds, e.g. Macquarie Wrap, etc. Unlike ITR, currently there is no "Distributions from Managed Funds" worksheet in TRT. This means, we need to enter Capital Gains and Foreign Income in the separate sections from "Distributions from Partnership/Trust" worksheet. It would be great if all components from Managed Funds distributions can be entered into one worksheet.

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  11. Partnership LLP Accounts and Tax - SA800 for multi member partnerships. Including the ability to produce individual allocation report of profit/loss for both UK members and overseas members

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    Hi everyone, I wanted to share a further update on this idea. We are now making active steps to deliver a solution for the SA800 and accounts production for unincorporated partnerships. In the interest of transparency, we expect to be able to provide our partners with some of the core features to start using as soon as possible, however this will not be delivered before 31 Jan 2024. We will be moving as quickly as we can whilst also ensuring we're meeting your expectations therefore we can't provide a confirmed delivery date but we will provide further updates when elements are ready for partner testing in 2024.

  12. Losses carried forward have to be manually entered into XPM tax each year. It would be great if the information flowed through automatically from the tax return so that all we have to do is confirm it matches the IRD assessment. At a minimum it would be great if the losses to carry forward figure from 2023 automatically rolled forward to 2024 once it has been confirmed.

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  13. Allow a practice-wide setting to default postal address to client's postal address/main address, rather than agent address. Same applies to phone number and e-mail address.

    I'll admit I'm brand new to Xero Tax, but the returns I have created so far default to Agent Postal Address, whereas all of my returns always use client postal address. Instead of having to toggle/switch this for every return (and in due course no doubt missing one at some point), it would be great to have a practice wide setting. "On Tax Return forms, postal address should default to [client address]/[agent address]".

    Similarly, my…

    57 votes

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  14. Currently, only some distribution amounts flow automatically from a Trust tax return to the Individual and Company beneficiary returns, and others have to be manually entered. There is also no clear area to enter these items into the individual and company returns.
    This leaves room for error and causes efficiency and quality issues.
    Our previous system handled this very well. It had a specific schedule for this type of distribution income.

    All distributed amounts, including capital gains and foreign income should be auto transferred to the correct labels into the beneficiary tax returns.

    56 votes

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    Hi team, as Hannah mentioned Capital Gains Tax (CGT) portion of this idea was delivered end of last year. So for 2023 tax forms - CGT events from a Trust Tax Return will distribute into an Individual Tax Return. Read our previous update for more of the detail on this. 

    In relation to the idea for foreign income to flow through to the Individual Tax Return - this is something our team are working on at present. We've slightly updated the title of this idea now for foreign income and will return to share when there's progress on this. 

  15. Currently the apportionment percentage for the rental is calculated for all income and expenses. However, in reality this is not always the situation. Sage has the ability to change the apportionment of each expense individually as well which is very useful, time-saving and error reducing.

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  16. We have some clients that have multiple businesses under their personal names. Can we please have individual worksheets for each business to input income and expenses which then automatically totals into the business schedule in the main form?

    At the moment in XERO tax, we need to put the grand totals into the business schedule, then split the amounts across the businesses for each expense/income line item. This is not practical as we generally receive separate figures for each business, not a grand total.

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  17. We need a Trust Estimate to be included in Trust tax returns for ALL types of trusts. Xero recently added a trust estimate but it is for Deceased Estates Less Than 3 years only. This is not useful. This type of trust is a very small percentage of the trusts that our firm has.
    We need the estimate to be able to calculate -
    - Deceased Estates More Than 3 Years
    - Discretionary Trusts where there are Foreign Beneficiaries
    - Discretionary Trusts where there Minor Beneficiaries
    - Discretionary Trusts where there is no beneficiary presently entitled

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  18. This is not a simple feature request. This is a blatant fault with how Xero Tax handles asset figures.

    In this particular case we have two accounts in the book-keeping records for CIS tax, because we wish to track CIS deducted by contracted on sales and CIS deducted from subcontractors separately. Transfers are made between the accounts as appropriate when liabilities are reported for payment to HMRC.

    At the year end, we want to show this as a single balance. As the net result was an asset at the year end, we tagged both to an appropriate asset type. Instead…

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    Appreciate your input here, everyone. Our team is aware of the challenges our partners are facing around the auto-reversal of negative balance. It’s on their roadmap to investigate and provide a better user experience.

    For the time being, I’ll move this idea into ‘Under review’ status. And when there's movement, we'll make sure to come back here and let you all know.

  19. Farmers averaging schedule on personal tax. This is an averaging adjustment over 5 trading years and is essential for our farming clients.

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    Hi everyone, as Charlotte has mentioned below, this is not a feature we are currently planning to introduce due to other commitments. However, we will continue to monitor this ticket.

    In the meantime, as a workaround, the adjustment can be manually entered in both the self employment and partnership schedule.

  20. It would be good to have a version of the "Partnership and trust" worksheet from the individual tax return in the CTR as well. This would make it significantly easier to enter the correct amounts at 6D and 6E.

    Having the appropriate amounts entered in the worksheet flow through to the capital gains schedule and the franking credits section of the calculation statement would also be advantageous as it would remove a lot of manual work associated with these items.

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    Hi team, appreciate the detail of the idea and how this would make an impact for you. Currently, we don't have plans for adding the Partnership and Trust distributions sheet into the CTR.

    We're going to leave the idea open here and track interest but wanted to share an update for you all atm.

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