Tax export to ProSystem fx (Export Client Data Wizard)

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

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Use the Export Client Data Wizard to export client tax data to your ProSystem fx tax application from Accounting CS. Specify the export file (or files), tax year, balance type, and format of the data to export.

Choose File > Export > Client Data.

The tax code assignments that you make in Accounting CS for specific general ledger accounts enable ProSystem fx to carry account balances to the proper lines on the appropriate tax forms.

Prior to transferring account balances from Accounting CS to ProSystem fx, verify that the data paths are set up correctly in both applications.

For Accounting CS: Choose Setup > File Locations > Export tab to set up file locations for ProSystem fx and other applications.

Use these procedures to transfer a client's general ledger account balances from Accounting CS to ProSystem fx.

Pre-export steps in Accounting CS

Assign the appropriate tax codes for the selected client. You can enter these codes in either of the following screens.

Notes

  • The export data is created and saved as an ASCII file, as required by ProSystem fx.
  • If a file of the same name already exists in the specified location for the export file, the application overwrites the existing file.
  • If a tax year is selected for which client data does not exist, the export file is created but includes only header information.
  • During the creation of the export file, the Accounting CS tax codes are converted to the ProSystem fx tax codes.
  • You can create custom tax codes in Accounting CS. When a custom tax code is assigned to an account, the standard Accounting CS tax code is mapped to the appropriate ProSystem fx tax code.
  • Custom tax codes are always exported in a summary format, which means that all accounts assigned to the same custom tax code are combined in a single record in the export file.

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Screens, fields, and buttons in the wizard

Source Data

Select a client from the drop-down list in the Client name field, or (to select multiple clients) mark the Perform batch export of client data checkbox.

To select multiple clients for the data export, mark the checkbox and then click Next. In the Source Data - Clients screen, mark the checkbox for each client to include for the export.

Enter the path or browse to the client data file. (The default data file location for each export type can be defined in the Export Data tab of the Setup > File Locations dialog.)

Specify the tax year to export by selecting it from the drop-down list.

Specify the balance type to export by choosing one of the following options:

  • Tax
  • Adjusted

To export balance sheet information in itemized format, click the Detail (rather than the Summary option).

Note: ProSystem fx does not allow detail for every tax code.

Source Data - Clients

Mark the checkbox for each client to be included with the export. (The application creates a single export file for each selected client.) Click Next to begin the export.

Export Complete

The application automatically displays a summary of the information included in the export files: Accounts, Description, Tax Code, Beginning Balance, and Ending Balance.

To print the diagnostic information, click the Print button.

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Related topics

Setting up file locations

Exporting client data to Lacerte, ProSystem fx, or ProSeries for tax reporting

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