Unlocking a CT600

Click on Review & File tab

The following messages may be displayed

  • Tax return is locked and waiting for client approval
  • Tax return has been approved by the client and is waiting to be filed

For both messages the process is the same

  • Should the message state “Tax return has been accepted by HMRC”, please follow the guidance under “amending a Tax Return

Click on Cancel this submission 

Confirm the cancellation

You will be returned to the Review & File tab, where the return will show the option “prepare for filing”, the tax return is no longer locked and is available for updating and editing.

Return to the data input tab and you will be able to confirm the status of the tax return.

Unlocking self-assessment returns

Click on Review & File tab

The following messages may be displayed

  • Tax return is locked and waiting for client approval
  • Tax return has been approved by the client and is waiting to be filed

For both messages the process is the same

  • Should the message state “Tax return has been accepted by HMRC”, please follow the guidance under “amending a Tax Return”

Click on Cancel this submission 

Confirm the cancellation

You will be returned to the Review & File tab, where the return will show the option “prepare for filing”, the tax return is no longer locked and is available for updating and editing.

Return to the data input tab and you will be able to confirm the status of the tax return.

Unlocking a rejected return

  • To unlock a rejected return, click on the Review & file tab
  • Click on Cancel this submission
  • Confirm that you wish to cancel the submission
  • Return to the data input tab, here you will be able to see the status of the return. If the status is locked then no data changes will be possible, you will need to unlock the return in order to make changes.