IRIS Autumn 2019 Release v19.3.2


The IRIS Accountancy Suite Autumn Service Pack release version 19.3.2 includes resolutions to a number of issues and feature enhancements to support you during this busy time of year, the details of which follow.

IRIS Accounts Production

Charity and Academy Accounts

The report output for Charity and Academy Accounts has been completely rewritten to significantly improve the speed and stability when generating final accounts and associated reports. During our quality assurance process, final accounts reports were on average 78% quicker to produced when compared to the previous report output. The new reports also allow future report updates to deployed more efficiently.

Also included with these rewritten formats are Interactive Reports, which give a range of benefit as described below:

  • Drill down to underlying data making changes easier and quicker for you to do and see the changes on the face of the accounts
  • Bookmark bar to enable you to move around the accounts quickly and accurately
  • Extended report functionality
  • Search facility enables you to search for words or phrases
  • Exception and Warnings reports on separate tabs automatically generated if they apply
  • Working papers links – as with Limited Companies allowing you to link external working papers to your accounts for review or final accounts preparation
  • Refresh prompts to ensure you are always looking at the most up to date changes

This service pack has concentrated on resolving several new issues recently identified:

  • IXBRL Tag error when average number of employees is nil
  • IAS Group Accounts – Loans and other financial assets note duplicating
  • FRS102 / 101 – Balance Sheet – Debtors more than 1 year incorrectly appearing in Fixed Assets
  • FRS102 s1a (Guernsey Accounts) – Balance Sheet wording now include reference to small companies’ regime
  • We have fixed an issue that causes Accounts Production to crash when importing extracts that include Building Allowances

IRIS Personal Tax

  • Update to cater for the latest HMRC exclusions and HMRC Special cases for online filing, which include warning messages to highlight known errors in the HMRC tax calculation for the 2018/19 tax year
  • Option to include/not include HMRC Employment and Pension benefit summaries on the Schedules of data. By default this will be set to not include this information
  • The trade computation has been updated to correct an issue that resulted in the class 4 NIC calculation not displaying correctly. Please note, the class 4 figure in the tax calculation is correct and this is purely a display issue on the trading computation
  • The 2019/20 tax computation has been updated to show the relief for finance costs
  • The printing of the SA105 for nominal rent properties with residential finance costs has been updated to populate the interest box with the maximum value, this prevents a pre-filing validation error being received
  • Student loan calculation updated to prevent unearned income being incorrectly included

IRIS Business Tax

  • Business Tax has been updated to allow non-resident to complete CT600s and SA700s
  • HMRCs AIA calculation currently works out any apportionment on a monthly basis, whereas IRIS uses a daily basis, a new warning message has if Partnerships or Trades exceed £400,000 of AIA, advising of the workaround to file online
  • We have fixed an issue that causes Accounts Production to crash when importing extracts that include Building Allowances
  • An issue has been fixed where the status of electronic tax returns where being incorrectly set to test where a final tax return was run after running an electronic tax return, this issue only affected the display in the transmit internet return screen and wouldn’t result in returns being sent as test to HMRC
  • It is now possible to surrender group relief for long periods that straddle 01/04/2017


  • It is now possible to open businesses with a type of ‘other’ and create/submit VAT Returns for them

IRIS Time & Fees

The following issues have been resolved in this service pack:

  • Ad hoc posting screen: unable to post to multiple jobs with WIP adjustment
  • ‘Job does not exist’ message when attempting to post expense to numeric job codes
  • In Fees account display screen, Send T/L button is greyed out for invoices and credit notes
  • Invoice narratives disappears when saving as a draft
  • Posting credit notes in Ad hoc Posting using several jobs options showing the incorrect credit amount

IRIS Practice Management

The following issues have been resolved in this service pack:

  • Data Mining – Total Refund – Exist filter – not populating clients correctly
  • Client Browser screen – Attribute filter not populating clients correctly
  • Email attachment showing physical file path rather than file description