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IRS filing deadline update

The IRS MeF system is now processing returns, and the filing deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. For the latest details, see UltraTax CS alerts and notices.

Use the Watermarks or Watermark Details dialog to create watermarks to be included at print time for each or any of the print collations. You can choose the font size, the font color, the watermark position, as well as whether the watermark should print on the first page only of the return, or all pages of the return. For details on adding or editing watermarks, see Creating or modifying watermarks.

Depending on whether UltraTax CS is set for firm-wide or user-defined print options, do one of the following to access the Watermarks dialog:

Note: Depending on your security configuration, you might be required to enter the master password and click OK before you can open the Setup dialog.

Fields & buttons

This list pane displays the watermarks you have previously created in UltraTax CS. Use this list to highlight an existing watermark and either click the Edit button to modify it, or click the Delete button to remove it.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, this list pane appears on the System Configuration > Watermarks tab.

Enter text which will appear as the watermark on the selected return at print time. The text entered here will be transparent on the tax return.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, this field appears in the Watermark Details dialog.

Use the fields in this group box to specify how the watermark will appear on selected tax returns.

  • Font Size: Select the desired font size for the watermark text from the drop down list.
  • Font Color: Select the desired font color for the watermark text from the drop down list.
  • Print watermark on first page of main returns only: Mark this option to include the watermark on the first page of the tax return only. No other pages of the return will contain the watermark text.
  • Print watermark on all pages (except client documents): Mark this option to include the watermark on every page of the tax return other than client document pages.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, these fields appear in the Watermark Details dialog.

Use the options in this group box to determine the location on the page where the watermark will be applied.

  • Upper left: Mark this option to print the watermark text in the upper left hand corner of the return.
  • Upper right: Mark this option to print the watermark text in the upper right hand corner of the return.
  • Centered: Mark this option to print the watermark text in the center of the return.
  • Lower left: Mark this option to print the watermark text in the lower left hand corner of the return.
  • Lower right: Mark this option to print the watermark text in the lower right hand corner of the return.
  • Horizontal: Mark this option to print the watermark text horizontally across the page.
  • Diagonal: Mark this option to print the watermark text diagonally across the page. This option is only available if Centered is selected above.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, these fields appear in the Watermark Details dialog.

Mark this checkbox to include this watermark on the government copy of the return when you are electronic filing the return.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, these fields appear in the Watermark Details dialog.

Mark this checkbox to include this watermark on the client copy of the return.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, these fields appear in the Watermark Details dialog.

Mark this checkbox to include this watermark on the preparer copy of the return.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, these fields appear in the Watermark Details dialog.

Mark this checkbox to include the watermark text as an annotation once the return has been printed to FileCabinet CS.

Note: If UltraTax CS is set for user-defined print options, these fields appear in the Watermark Details dialog.

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