Hello, I'm Keith and happy to help you with your question. It should be simple, but I know what you mean! The CT600 as per the HMRC system and reality appear quite incapable of reconcilliation. Make sure that the data you have actually entered is correct as the computerised system combines balances which according to conventional accounting practice should be seperate. Once you have done that, and there is at least one field where a zero or a blank cannot be accepted, you have to stick a '1' in there you should be right. If not then just add another debtor or creditor to the data to get it to balance. You can take it out again on the first day of the new acount as a prior year adjustment. Another source of error on the P & L account might be an incorrect last year's brought forward position. For the computerised CT600 it must be the one on the last computerised return, not one's cherished manual acounting system.
Don't forget to tick the box to use your CT 600 return as a means of passing accounts to Companies House. Saves an awful lot of bother later! I find the system infuriating and I am both a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Secretary. Under the old manual system a CT return took a couple of minutes each time, now it takes rather longer! What was Hutber's Law? Oh yes, Improvement means Decline!
Hope I have been of some assistance in pointing you in the right direction.
Is there any way I can give you some figures to have a look at, they all seen correct to me, so I am afraid I am none the wiser.
You do not surprise me. The solution is to insert a notional debit or credit as either a debtor or creditor to make it balance!
You can run the numbers across me if you like.
Still confused, the Profit and Loss Account balances, it is only when I am trying to do the Statutory Account Notes that is does not make any sense.
The trouble is I can not get them to tally, and putting in random figures to make it tally does not work, as box AC218 must equal Box AC75, etc I need to know where it is I have gone wrong with this
Don't really want to juggle the figures as you put it, as they are true and correct.
Box AC36 21778 5664
Box AC39 0 0
Box AC40 21778 5664
Box AC68 19002 18098
Box AC70 100 100
Box AC76 0 0
Box AC74 18902 17998
Box AC80 19002 18098
Yes been trading more than two years. Box AC75 total for the prior year was -91.00 (minus ninety one pounds)