W-2 and 1099-R data sharing with UltraTax CS

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The data sharing features of the CS Professional Suite applications automatically share general data (such as a client's name, address, and EIN or TIN) for all clients. They also enable you to automatically share most data from W-2s and 1099-Rs from CSA with UltraTax CS/1040 when processing a 1040 client with a matching SSN / TIN.


  • CSA will share with UltraTax CS certain data from the W-2 and from the 1099-R (including name, street, city, and state), for all federal tax entities.
  • CSA will share financial data with UltraTax CS/1040 only from one W-2 or 1099-R per taxpayer. If a taxpayer is issued more than one W-2 or 1099-R from the same CSA client, only the last W-2 or 1099-R that was processed will be shared.
  • To view pending updates to a client's data in UltraTax CS, choose Data Sharing from the UltraTax CS Utilities menu.
  • In UltraTax CS, you can choose to disable automatic data sharing for a single client or for all clients.
  • For additional information, please search on Datashare:overview of data sharing from the Index tab of the UltraTax CS Help Topics dialog.

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