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Working Notes Summary Window

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Add Note

It is possible to add Working notes directly, select Working Notes from the  Ribbon Bar:


Click on the green Add sign:


The Add note window appears:


By default the Year defaults to the Tax Year being processed it also displays any later tax years available.  Where the note is to be made available for more than one tax year select the Permanent check box:

 It is possible to add an End Date after which the permanent note ceases to be available.  The Source defaults to General. A specific source may be selected from the drop down list:


An item may be selected either by clicking on the item from the list or by typing in the first letters of the name of the Source.

Where the Show all sources check box is blank only sources that have data associated are displayed.  The Show all sources check box is ticked and disabled where either:

  • The Permanent check box is ticked
  • The Year selected is after the current Tax Year being processed

The Item field is limited to 50 characters but is not mandatory.

The Note field is mandatory. It does not have the ability to format text and has a limit of 1,000 characters.

Edit Note

Working notes may be edited in this window.  To edit an existing note, select the note from the grid and select Edit from the Ribbon Bar:


The Edit note window appears:


If the note was entered against a specific data entry window only the Note field is editable.  In all other instances all the fields are editable:


Display Next Year

To view working notes that have been entered for the following tax year, select Display next year menu item in the Ribbon Bar:


Notes for both the current and following tax year are then displayed:


Printing Working Notes

Select Print to print the contents of the Working Notes summary window:


Export/Import of Working Notes

The date shown against the working notes is the date the note was imported rather than the Date Modified from the export file.

Task Permissions

Access to the Tax Return > Task Bar > Working note menu item is controlled by the following task permission:

Product = Personal Tax

Group Description = Menus

Permission Description = [Task Bar][Working notes]


By default this permission is set to disallow.


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