HMRC’s requirement for iXBRL computations and accounts adds a considerable review burden to third party reviewers who do not have access to specialist software such as Alphatax and Alphatag. This is because XBRL metadata is not designed to be humanly readable.
To support third party review of XBRL metadata embedded in iXBRL documents prepared in Alphatax or Alphatag, Tax Computer Systems has made available a new review package – Alphaview. Alphaview iXBRL Document Reader is designed to aid third party review through the use of a simple colour-coded view of the XBRL tags in a document. This is supported by a summary of iXBRL data contained within the document.