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Time to move on?

27 January 2009 / Graham Tilbury
Issue: 4191 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , Admin
GRAHAM TILBURY reflects on recent developments in personal tax software

KEY POINTS

  • Major changes in 2008 in providers of self assessment software.
  • Big four firms served by two main players.
  • Switching software needs careful planning.
  • Now is a good time to review your supplier.

2008 was an eventful year in the personal tax software world. Drawing upon the experiences of the last 12 months and interviews with various key stakeholders in large firms this article considers the changes that have taken place and looks at the likely implications for 2009.

One thing is clear: the marketplace is almost unrecognisable compared to only 12 months ago. During 2008:

  • two of the big four firms have changed personal tax software;
  • mandatory e-filing has arrived along with new SA100 forms;
  • CCH bought MYOB; and
  • Digita joined the Thomson...

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