How to manually add ERO information in the EF Originators database in Simple Tax 1040

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 SUMMARY

 This article demonstrates how to manually configure information stored in the EF Originators database in Simple Tax 1040.

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13 STEPS

1. Once you are logged in to the Simple TAX 1040 Software, you will see the Software Setup Wizard. Click ERO

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2. Enter your EFIN in the ERO’s EFIN box and Click Add

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3. Enter the ERO’s Name

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4. Enter the Firm’s Address

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5. Enter the City

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6. Enter the State

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7. Enter the Zip Code

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8. Enter the Office Phone Number

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9. Enter your Cell Phone Number

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10. Select Cell Phone Carrier from the drop down menu.

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11. Enter a 5 digit PIN

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12. Click Save

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13. Click Close

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Here’s an interactive tutorial

https://www.iorad.com/player/1691108/Software-Setup-Wizard-for-ERO-Setup

The EF Originators database stores Electronic Return Originator (ERO) information. The program will use this information to populate Part III of Form 8879: Declaration of Return Originator and ERO information on any state electronic declaration form.

To ADD new information to the EF Originators Database, follow these steps:

  • Click the Database menu and then click EF Originators. The EF Originators window will open.

  • Type the new EFIN in the ERO’s EFIN field and then click the Add button.

  • The Electronic Return Originator window will open.

  • If the ERO is self-employed, select the Self-Employed checkbox.
  • Type the Personal Tax Identification Number (PTIN) in the SSN/PTIN field. The information entered here will print on the bottom of Form 8879.
  • In the EIN field, type the Employer Identification Number.
  • Type the ERO’s name, address, and office phone number associated with the EFIN in the appropriate fields.
  • Type the ERO’s Cell Phone Number and select the Cell Phone Carrier from the drop down box.
  •  In the PIN field, type a Personal Identification Number. The PIN is a five-digit number created by the ERO. The PIN entered here will populate the ERO/Paid Preparer PIN field on Form 8879.
  • Click the Capture Signature button to capture the ERO’s signature with your signature pad or mouse.
  • Click Remote Sign to sign remotely via cell phone or email to set up Remote Signature Feature.
  • Once you have completed entering information, click Save to add the information to the database.

 

  • To EDIT information in the Employers/Payers Database, follow these steps:
  • Click the Database menu and then click EF Originators.

  • The EF Originators window will open. Under ERO Name, click the ERO you want to edit and then click Edit.

  • Once you have finished editing the ERO information, click Save.

 

  • To DELETE information stored in the Employers/Payers Database, follow these steps:
  • Click the Database menu and then click EF Originators.

  • The EF Originators window will open. Under ERO Name, click the ERO you want to delete and then click Delete.

  • Click Delete in the Database Delete window to confirm that you want to delete the ERO.
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