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Personal Tax- Using Client Paper Checklists and Queries

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Personal Tax- Using Client Paper Checklists and Queries

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18th April 2023



IRIS Personal Tax- Using Client Paper Checklists and Queries


If you are on IRIS version– When you load the checklist for a client for 2024 but it hangs and automatically closes PT, this has been reported as a known issue and our Development team has released a fix – please update to IRIS version and rerun the checklist.

There are two types of checklist in IRIS Personal Tax: Paper checklist and E-checklist

E-checklist is built to work within IRIS Openspace and can import the clients data back into PT with minimum manual keying in data. Do read the KB:

Paper checklist is normally used outside of Openspace by letters and direct emails. Follow the steps below:

1. Load a PT client and select a year NOTE: It only picks up the clients PT data from the prior year eg 2022 data when you are generating in the 2023 year.

2. Admin and Paper checklist

3. Choose: Current client OR All clients OR Range of clients.

NOTE: If you select ‘All clients’ or ‘Range of Clients’ and save it as WORD or PDF, all the clients will be created in one single WORD/PDF file (it will be several pages long). You will need to manually copy/cut the PDF/WORD into separate PDFs/WORD files for each client. Unless you run the option ‘Current Client’ per client.


4. If you want to edit the questions content – click ‘Edit section headings’. Then click OK


5. Report output screen: Choose how you want it to be saved eg PDF or print and where it should be saved (click Details and Browse and select the area on your pc/server you want it saved).

NOTE: If you do select PDF, the option to Upload to Openspace will now be available and you can send this PDF to the clients OS account (rather then using the E-checklist system).

6. Now check the checklist, if correct then you will decide how the client receives it (if data is incorrect, either go back to prior year and manually edit PT entries and run a new checklist OR if saved in word, manually correct it). You will need to manage the sending of the files outside of PT (handing it to them, arranging email and attach the PDF/WORD, paper letter etc).

7. When client comes back with the updated checklist – you need to manually key that information back into PT.

On Section C it still shows the partner name even when separated from them, why? This is because of ‘Marriage allowance’ as it is still available even if separated from spouse/civil partner- so it needs to show the details on the paper checklist.

On Section E RELIEFS it is still showing ‘Elected to carry back’ column which is no longer used. This is with our Development team to correct this in a future IRIS update (date TBC). If you want to correct it, then save as a WORD file and remove this column before sending to your client.

Can we create a blank checklist with all the income titles etc? There isn’t a blank template with all the income titles etc  (when they have no prior data in PT). However you can create a test client in PT – fill in fake income data on all fields – create the paper checklist and save as word – remove all income value and use that a manual word template for brand new clients to PT.

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