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A consultation document on Irish Revenue’s approach to the implementation of iXBRL for filing of accounts, tax computations and tax returns was published on its website today and is available at

Consultation Process
Revenue is interested in hearing the views of practitioners, taxpayers and other interested parties on the proposals contained in this document.
5 Electronic filing of financial accounts and tax computations using iXBRL
Revenue is particularly interested in hearing your views about the preparation required by tax practitioners and accountants to meet with the requirements of these proposals as set out above.
Ongoing Consultation
Beyond this initial consultation Revenue will engage with taxpayers, agents and all interested parties throughout the development and roll-out of our iXBRL programme and we will work with you to try to deal with any areas of concern in a mutually acceptable manner. Our objective is to make the implementation of this development as smooth as possible for all concerned.
Submissions to Consultation Process
Submissions should be addressed, before 29 February 2012 by letter, or preferably, by eMail.
Postal address: eMail address:
Brian Boyle,
Large Cases Division,
Setanta Centre,
Dublin 2.

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The code behind the mobile operating system, WebOS, is being released to open source software developers by Hewlett Packard…..

A statement from the company said it would make the underlying code behind WebOS available under an open source licence.


Charlie Hoffman has produced an interesting series of documents in his blog under the heading

Characteristics of a Quality SEC XBRL Filing


The format and topics covered are a useful template/framework for producing documentation for similar pieces of work for COREP and FINREP