Feeds

HMRC sets out standards for VAT software

Useful

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched new guidelines for businesses wanting to use technology to file their VAT returns that it reckons could reduce errors in VAT reporting by as much as 25 per cent.

The guidelines, published under the funky-sounding title "Publicly Available Specification 76", or PAS 76 - VAT for short, describe features that should be included in accounting software packages to make VAT reporting easier.

They will form the basis of a new Kitemark scheme for accounting software, so software developers will be able to show clearly that their product meets the requirements.

"Feedback from the business community has, for some time, requested that HMRC recommend VAT accounting packages," said David Garlick, HMRC director large business and employers. "We believe that PAS 76, not only fulfils this demand from business, but will also play a valuable role in increasing best practice and confidence in VAT reporting."

More information on the standard is available here, on the British Standards Institute website. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.