Using third-party application vendors for electronic returns

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MFA required for electronic filing

Effective May 3rd, the 2017 version of UltraTax CS requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access the electronic filing transmission feature in CS Connect.

Thomson Reuters is committed to proactively evolving our security features to help you protect your firm and your clients' data. For more information about multi-factor authentication, see Multi-factor authentication overview.

To use a third-party application vendor to transmit electronic files, follow these steps.

  1. Process client returns and create the electronic files for all clients designated in UltraTax CS as electronic filing clients.
  2. Transmit the returns to the third-party vendor using the vendor's application.

    Note: The third-party vendor's application checks for errors in these returns. For this reason, the third-party vendor provides all support for electronically filed returns transmitted to the vendor.

    The third-party vendor transmits the electronic files to the taxing authorities.

  3. Monitor and retrieve acknowledgments via the third-party vendor.

Note: When you use a third-party application vendor to transmit electronic returns, the Electronic Filing Status dialog is not enabled in UltraTax CS. You should direct all questions regarding rejections, acknowledgments, or electronic filing errors to the third-party software vendor's technical support department.

Related topic: Creating electronic files and correcting errors overview

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