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HMRC internal manual

COTAX Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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Background: features of COTAX: hover help

When the cursor rests in a field or on a button, a brief single line description known as hover help is displayed at the bottom of the screen. It shows the type of entry required in a field or describes the use of a button.


The hover help text for the field Enter Company Reference is ‘Enter the 10 character unique taxpayer reference in the format 1234567890’.

For the [Exit] button, it is ‘Click here to abandon this function and return to menu keeping the UTR’.