Uk Xbrl filing

Berni Elbourn berni at
Wed Jan 12 12:55:58 EST 2011

On 11/01/11 16:11, John Ralls wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2011, at 6:58 AM, Berni Elbourn wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I learn today that HMRC are going to require corporate tax returns to be
>> submitted in Xrbl format from this April. And it is also likely all
>> returns are going to be required in Xrbl format from next year. Great
>> news for the likes of Sage....not so good for me as a Gnucash user.
>> Are there any plans for Gnucash to be able to report in the required Uk
>> Xrbl format.
>> Or are there any alternative open sources packages with such ambitions?
> No one has mentioned it before. It would take a while to implement, I think; probably too long to help you for this year. It seems that HMRC have a web-app for smaller businesses:
> I've added an enhancement request,, on your behalf.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

Many many thanks!!!

And Sage have done there very best to (not) help with this "improvement" 
in our lives. Accounts Production Advanced will require an sql server 
for this xbrl nonsense. Linux/Samba set-ups which have run for years no 
longer work. And gosh Windows 2000 support ends too - the timing must be 
intentional with the April 1 deadline.

My advice go buy some Microsoft UK shares! :-)

There are some alternatives and conversion tools mentioned here which 
may get some out of the hole:

Maybe the tools can help with the enhancement request?


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