Using the Method/Life Wizard during asset data entry

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To use the Method/Life Wizard during asset data entry, perform the following steps.

  1. Open the desired client and, if necessary, click an activity folder.

    Note: If you select a folder that does not have an activity, you will be prompted to create a new activity.

  2. Click the Add button to add a new asset.
  3. In the Asset Detail dialog, enter the asset's description, date in service, and information for any association fields that are at the top of the Asset Detail dialog.
  4. In the Cost/basis field of the Tax column, enter the asset's cost/basis.
  5. Click the Method/Life Wizard Method/Life Wizard button button (or press F6).

    A list of asset classes opens.

    Note: By default, all activities use the General asset class list, except for Farm, which defaults to using the Farm asset class list. You can change the list of asset classes that is available from the button for the Method/Life Wizard.

  6. Choose the appropriate asset class for the asset you are entering.
  7. Depending on the asset class you chose, a dialog may open in which you must enter additional information. To view detailed information about the dialog, press CTRL+F1 to view the help for that dialog.
  8. The application either automatically fills in the methods and lives that are set up in the Method/Life Wizard, or it fills in the methods and lives that are equal to or derived from another treatment.

Note: If you return to the Method/Life Wizard in an asset in which the Method/Life Wizard was used to enter the methods and lives, a checkmark will appear to the left of the previously selected class.

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