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  1. According to the instructions: To make this election (to use prior year earned income), enter “PYEI” and the amount of your 2019 earned income in the space next to Form 1040, line 28. I know how to do this for EIC, but can't see how to do this for the ACTC. What is the incantation I need to perform this magic?
  2. If your software??? Isn't this an ATX board???
  3. The complete box in the return manager.
  4. My kids had no problem setting up parent logins so we could pay the bill.
  5. You need to see if your state also honors this approach. NY does not!
  6. They do have different phone numbers already. I read posts all the time about EAs calling PPS to ask about their client's stimulus payments. This is one reason why EAs with real problems can't get through.
  7. NY has a DOC ID on the license which changes with each renewal. The first 3 characters of this 10 character field are a requirement for NY efile.
  8. I make people get their transcripts if they don't know or have confidence in their info. It is very easy to go on Get My Transcript and request them to be mailed. I do that in my office and tell the clients to get them to me when they receive them in the mail. Of course this is not 100% fool proof, but it has prevented a host of problems.
  9. The key language is the UNLESS in this paragraph: Taxpayers do not need to file amended returns unless the calculations make the taxpayers newly eligible for additional federal credits and deductions not already included on the original tax returns. And of course they are not going to examine to see if filing a superseding return to go from MFJ to MFS provides a better result now. We still have work to do. The IRS is only going to grab the low hanging fruit.
  10. If they added these advanced calculations into the base software and increased the price, everyone would complain. With ATX Advantage, or now it seems you can buy just the advanced calculations without going all the way to Advantage, this allows consumers choice. Those who don't need them can get their software for less. Those who do want them pay more. Seems like a good approach to me. This is not an uncommon approach in the software industry. I upgraded to Advantage a few years ago and it is an important tool for my business.
  11. If they were going to pay with an efile debit, efile the return and initiate the payment using Direct Pay.
  12. We are still waiting for the IRS to update their schema. ATX has posted about this on their daily blog.
  13. It's there starting in 2019. Try it. You'll like it!
  14. Scenario: Some people have already filed. MFJ, they have UI, and are above the $150,000 threshold. Now all the sudden MFS may provide a better result. But they already filed! Perhaps a paper-filed superseded return could be used here, but how many months before that gets processed given the backlog? MY BRAIN HURTS!
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