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TaxReference' element is invalid

Article ID
ias-12702
Article Name
TaxReference' element is invalid
Created Date
6th February 2018
Product
IRIS Business Tax, IRIS Business Tax
Problem
When generating an Electronic tax return for company, you receive this validation message: The 'http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/taxation/CT/5: TaxReference' element is invalid - The value " is invalid according to its datatype 'String' - The actual length is less than the MinLength value.
Resolution

To solve the message above, please do the following in Business Tax:

  • Go to Data Entry in the top left hand corner
  • Group and Consortium (CT600C)
  • Double click under the Tax reference column and enter the unique Tax reference number manually

If the above does not work, please do the following in Business Tax:

  • Go into the company which is claiming or surrendering group relief
  • Client in the top left-hand corner
  • View
  • Tax Tab
  • Remove the UTR
  • Click save and close
  • Go back to Client | View | Tax Tab
    -Enter the UTR
  • Save
  • Close
  • Go back to the original company
  • Data Entry
  • Groups and Consortium
  • Highlight the company and delete
  • Then re-add the company again

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