Asset module menus

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The UltraTax CS asset module includes menu commands for performing various tasks or accessing different areas of the application. The menu commands that are available vary depending on whether the Asset tab's Asset List window or the Asset Detail dialog is open. The following summarizes the commands that are available in the Asset tab menu and the Asset Detail menu.


  • Many frequently used menu commands are assigned keyboard shortcuts that allow you to quickly execute the command. For example, when the Edit menu is not open, pressing CTRL+A opens a new record in the client's Depreciation tab into which you can enter information for a new asset. When available, keyboard shortcuts are listed next to the commands in the drop-down menu.
  • See Menus and toolbars in UltraTax CS for more information on other menus and toolbars in UltraTax CS.

Asset tab menu

The Asset tab menu appears at the top of the Asset tab's Asset List window in the UltraTax CS asset module.

Note: Although its menu differs, the Asset Tab toolbar is identical to the UltraTax CS toolbar.

Menu Commands
File Open, close, rename, and delete clients; access client properties; back up or restore client data; print returns, input screens, extensions, and organizers; send client data to file or to an email recipient; and send an email message to clients that lists missing data and to-do items.
Edit Add, modify, divide, cut, copy, paste, and find assets; delete all depreciation overrides; renumber assets in the order shown in the Asset List window; and reassign assets.
View Switch between input screen view and form view; view apportionment information; view prior-year data; view a return summary; view organizer, shareholder, or partner data; view diagnostics; set custom invoice prices for the open client, and switch between the client's federal and state returns.
Tasks Calculate depreciation for all assets, record mass dispositions and mass transfers, open a dialog to enter Section 179 expenses for eligible assets, open a dialog to enter or review data-entry information for a client's vehicle assets, and view a summary graph of a client's assets.
Utilities Proforma prior-year data; print blank forms, blank input screens, and mailing labels; print client listing reports; modify or view client status; reassign clients to preparers or staff; view data sharing updates, relationships, and imported fields; sync with Practice CS; start CS Connect; access electronic filing status; import data into or export data from integrated applications such as Fixed Assets CS, Accounting CS, and Creative Solutions Accounting (CSA); adjust CSA journal entries; access the filing status optimization utility; access the education expense optimization utility; access the UltraTax CS Bar Code Scan utility; access the UltraTax CS Source Data Entry utility; and access Data Mining.
Setup Define custom methods for calculating depreciation; specify which list of asset classes the Method/Life Wizard should use for the current activity; indicate the situses in which the current client's assets are held or located; add or edit asset associations; add or edit treatments; set up the Method/Life Wizard; enter special allocations for 1065 clients; and set various data-entry and calculation options, including those that change the columns that appear in the Asset List window.
Window Set display settings for multiple monitors, including how to display diagnostic messages and the folders block.
Help Access the Help & How-To Center to find extensive information about using UltraTax CS, access the  Idea Incubator, access the Tax Subject Index for the open client, view a table of UltraTax CS keyboard shortcuts, access frequently asked questions for the applications you have licensed, view and print user bulletins, view current licensing information, contact our Support team via email, and access our website and IRS form instructions.

Asset Detail menu

The Asset Detail menu appears at the top of the Asset Detail dialog, which opens automatically when you click the Add or Modify button in the Asset tab's Asset List window.

Menu Commands
File Close the Asset Detail dialog and return to the Asset List window.
Edit Add, delete, or divide assets; cut, copy, or paste treatments across columns; add or edit component assets; delete overrides; undo the last change made to an asset; and use the built-in calculator.
Tasks Compare the application-calculated prior depreciation amount and the amount entered in the Prior Depreciation field; enter business use percentages so UltraTax CS can calculate recapture under IRC section 280F; enter business use percentages so UltraTax CS can calculate investment credit recapture; force UltraTax CS to use the mid-quarter convention; designate assets as real property; enter the maximum section 179 and start-up/organizational amounts allowed; generate amounts for the AMT, E&P, and/or ACE treatments; generate amounts for custom treatments; display a summary of section 179 and start-up/organizational expenses; record vehicle data; and view an explanation of how the current depreciation was calculated.
Setup Add or edit associations and treatments.
Help Access information in the Help & How-To Center; access the MACRS asset life table, Disposal Wizard, and Method Life Wizard; view a table of UltraTax CS keyboard shortcuts; view guides in PDF; view getting started videos; access the CS website; contact our Support team via email; and access IRS forms and instructions.

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