Due to the calls we are receiving regarding the removal of watermarks from certain approved forms to allow paper-file when needed, Partner Support is sharing another important reminder.
Throughout the tax season, it is extremely important to maintain your desktop software program(s) at the latest version as you prepare tax returns for your clients. Be sure to transmit on a regular basis to check for and apply any software updates that have been released.
In addition to any corrections, helpful new verifies and/or enhanced features or functionality, these later federal and state program updates at this time of the tax season will often contain the removal of remaining watermarks on approved forms to allow e-file, paper-file and/or print capabilities. Example: Software updates that removed remaining watermarks for all approved forms were recently released for Kentucky (update .006) and Louisiana (update.004).
This important reminder applies to:
Individual Federal 1040 and State Programs
Federal Corporate Business Program and State Programs
Currently, the Individual Federal 1040 Program is at version 2023.018, Federal Corporate Business Program is at version 2023.04 andIndividual 1040 State and Business State Program versions will vary.
In this short 4 minute video, we will show you how easy it is to verify the program version and retrieve and apply software updates for both the Federal and State tax programs, including steps for installing software updates on non-transmitting computers.
You can also access this and other helpful videos on your Resource Center. Most partners can access the Resource Center directly from the software program > Work in Progress Screen > Website Tab > Resource Center or you can simply bookmark https://resourcecenter.erosupport.com/on your desktop.
If you have any questions about this information, please contact your Partner Support Team at 206-209-2653 or email us at email@example.com.