Accountants' Suite Spring 2019 Release

Spring 2019 Accountants' Suite Released

We are delighted to announce the release of the 2019 versions of our software for accountants. You can get started using the links in this article.

Getting Started

You can download our getting started guide - you should read this before installing the update.

Download the instructions

Download the Software here: 

Download the Software


If you're already registered, the software will automatically prompt you to download your new registration codes when the existing ones are about to expire. 

Trial Licence Codes

A 2 week trial licence code is available for any unregistered module you wish to evaluate. 

Ensure that you have taken a recent backup of your Keytime data prior to running the update. Instructions on how to back up can be found here: Backing up your Keytime data

  1. Close all Keytime software

  2. Download the update choosing Run (or Save if you wish to store the file in the network location to update other computers in your office)

  3. Run the update and follow the on-screen prompts. Click Finish when prompted to close the installer.

  4. Restart the PC if prompted.

  5. Run the update on every PC accessing Keytime software (access the update from the network location in step 3 above).

  6. To check the version number open any Keytime module and click the Help menu select About.

What's New in Keytime Accountants' Suite Spring 2019 Release

Making Tax Digital for VAT comes into effect from April 2019, meaning all businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold must keep their accounting records (for VAT purposes) digitally and submit their VAT returns to HMRC via functionally compatible software.

To enable you to comply with these requirements, Keytime offers a range of solutions; our KashFlow bookkeeping system, complemented by Snap assists in the speedy capture and processing of receipts. Our VAT bridging software, built into Keytime Practice Manager, imports summarised VAT figures via a digital link. Read on for further details.

VAT Filer 

Keytime VAT Filer is what HMRC refer to as ‘bridging software’, it's fully integrated into Keytime Practice Manager, meaning it works with your existing client records. 


VAT Filer is not a replacement to bookkeeping software; it is intended to complement the use of spreadsheets by allowing for the import of VAT values from either a CSV file or clipboard. It then submits returns to HMRC via their new MTD APIs.  

Keytime Personal Tax

Included in this Spring release:

Capital Allowances

The AIA limit has been increased to £1,000,000 for a period of 2 years

Welsh Rate of Income Tax

From 6th April 2019, the Welsh Assembly will be able to vary the rates of income tax payable by Welsh taxpayers. For the 2019/20 tax year, the Welsh Government has set the Welsh rates at the same level as in England and Northern Ireland. HMRC will continue to collect income tax for all parts of the UK.

The option to flag a client as a Welsh tax payer has been added to Client Details within Personal Tax.

Disguised Remuneration

From April 2019, a loan charge is applicable on all outstanding loans HMRC class as 'disguised remuneration'. The tax return and computation has been updated to support the reporting and calculation of this charge.

Keytime Corporation Tax

Capital Allowances - AIA Limit Increase

The AIA limit has been increased to £1,000,000 for a period of 2 years

Keytime Practice Manager

  • Updated to allow for the addition of MTD VAT jobs

  • Updated to support the 2019/20 tax year

Keytime Company Secretarial - in Preparation for No Deal Brexit

In preparation for the possibility of the UK exiting the European Union without a deal, Companies House have supplied all software developers with several revised forms and advised of schema changes to support their online submission. 

Users of Keytime Company Secretarial software are not affected by all the form changes, and there are limited circumstances in which they apply. As a precaution, however, we have implemented these changes, which will be triggered automatically should it be necessary. We will issue further updates on this situation as things become clearer in the coming weeks. 

Getting Started with Keytime - A series of videos to help you get started with Keytime:

Getting Started Videos