Release 2020.2.1

[Build 002 - Release Date: 03/05/2020]


The list below details the main changes that are present in this release of the software:

 

Legislative Changes

In readiness for the 2020/21 tax year

  • Update to the VAT Fuel Scale Charge rates from 1st May 2020
  • Update to the Interest rates for Loans in 2020/21 based on new rate of 2.25% (was 2.5% in 2019/2020)


Software Enhancements

  • Update to the legend on the Loan Report to describe when a loan is below the reporting threshold
  • Revision to the text contained in the Business Mileage Comparison Report - Gov.UK states you need to fill in a Self Assessment form, complete details in your Personal Tax Account or complete a form P87 (if less than £2500 of loss)
  • Further revision to file mapping database field names to improve clarity


[Build 001 - Release Date: 08/04/2020]


The list below details the main changes that are present in this release of the software:

 

New HMRC Compliance

  • HMRC approved 2019-20 P11D Facsimile form.
  • HMRC approved 2019-20 P11D(b) Facsimile form.
  • HMRC approved 2020-21 P46(car) Facsimile form.
  • HMRC 2019-20 P11D and P11D(b) FBI submission routines (change to include Fuel Type "F" for Diesel cars which meet Euro 6d standard).
  • HMRC 2020-21 P46(car) FBI submission routines (change to accommodate electric mileage range values for ULEV cars  - 1-50g/km CO2).

 

Legislative Changes

In use for the 2019/20 tax year

  • The company car fuel multiplier increased from £23,400 to £24,100.
  • The lowest appropriate percentage changed to 16 percent for cars with CO2 emissions of 0-50g/km, all percentages have increased by 3% reaching the maximum of 37% for emissions of 165g/km or more (excl Diesels which is reached by 145g/km due to the 4% supplement).
  • Updated the Appropriate Percentages for vehicles with no approved CO2 value - 37% for over 2000cc vehicles, 34% 1401cc-2000cc and 23% for 1400cc and below for Type A and F (4% supplement applies for Diesel cars up to the cap of 37%).
  • Van benefit charge increased from £3,350 to £3,430.
  • Van fuel benefit charge increased from £633 to £655.
  • Advisory Fuel Rates for company car mileage set (effective dates June/September/December 2019 and March 2020)
  • Updated VAT fuel scale charges to add rates from 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020.
  • Van and van fuel benefit changes for zero emission vehicles - 60% of standard van benefit charge. 
  • Introduced an Adjusted Value for Capital Contributions when available part year under OpRA calculation WEF April 2019.


In readiness for the 2020/21 tax year

  • The company car fuel multiplier increased from £24,100 to £24,500.
  • Van benefit charge increased from £3,430 to £3,490.
  • Van fuel benefit charge increased from £655 to £666.
  • Van and van fuel benefit changes for zero emission vehicles - 80% of standard van benefit charge.
  • Introduced structure to accommodate the appropriate percentage lookup process based on whether the car registration is before or after 6th April 2020 when new WLTP emission tests are used to determine the CO2 rates that are stated. See help article Section F - Cars and Car Fuel.



Software Enhancements

  • Revision to file mapping screen that is used during importing data - see bottom of article for more information.
  • Revision to Car record screen to store electric mileage range values for ULEV cars  - 1-50g/km CO2.
  • Revision to enhance the security requirements around a user's login and greater visibility of the function roles a user has. This includes the introduction of a specific role to allow software updates to be applied to the system. See our help article on Adding Users, The Admin User and System Security for more information on user management.
  • Improvement to HMRC Submission report between preparation and sending of submission to avoid file locking if report is not closed after preparation stage.
  • Improvement to HMRC filing routine to allow users not to store Gateway passwords within the P11D Organiser.
  • Introduction of new fuel type option for Hybrid Diesel Cars, when specifiying exact fuel types and not just HMRC fuel types (A, D and F) for testing against Approved Fuel Rates for Mileage Payments.
  • Revised presentation of information on the following screens: 
    • User Administration to allow for setting Software Update role
    • Import Error Files to now have "Save As" and "View" options
  • Update to Beneficial Loan report to clearly highlight when loans are below the £10,000 threshold.
  • General improvements to importing routines to 
    • manage leading zeros missing from payroll numbers in import files when stored against the employee record and;
    • manage American date formats.
  • Revisions to reports to reflect legislative changes.
  • Bug fixes - 
    • Prevent merging Cars with a P46(car) reason of withdrawn on the 5th April.
    • When XLSX is selected as a 'save to file type', an XLS file was produced.
    • Assets transferred allowed for transfer dates in future tax years
    • Negative value in Loans "interest paid" accepted the stated value during import.
    • Clean up of various typos.


Revision to Import Wizard for 2020