How to proforma your tax return files

How to proforma your tax return files


 This article demonstrates how to Proforma forward your prior year tax return files.



1. Once you login to the software, the Software Setup Wizard will appear. Click Office

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2. Click E-Filing

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3. Enter yore EFIN in the Default EFIN 

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4. Click Overrides

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5. Enter your Company Name

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6. Type in your Company Address

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7. Type in the City

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8. Type in the State

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9. Type in rthe Zip Code

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10. Type in Company Phone Number

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11. Enter the ERO's Name

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12. Enter the Firm Address

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13. Enter the City

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14. Enter the State

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15. Enter the Zip Code

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16. Click Defaults

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17. Click check box Auto-save return when closed. This will automatically save the return whenever you close the return or software.

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18. Click General

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19. If you had the same software the previous year, enter the Prior Year Path or click Browse to select if from your PC.

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20. Click OK

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21. Click Auth/Audits

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22. Here you can use each button to configure Diagnostic validation checks if you like to know how check out our Software Setup Wizard for Audit Control video. Click OK to continue.

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23. Click TextMsg/Email

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24. Enter your Gmail Email Address

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25. Enter the Password to the Gmail Email Address above.

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26. Click OK

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Here's an interactive tutorial

 Method 1: Recommended Method

  • On the Setup menu, click Office Setup.

  • Click the General tab.

  • Click Browse to the right of Prior Year Path. Browse to the folder where you installed the prior year Simple Tax 1040 program and then click OK. For example, to Proforma prior year tax returns into current year software, click the XlinkXX folder. (XX represents the year)

When you begin a new tax return with the same Social Security number of a tax return you prepared last year, Simple Tax 1040 will ask you if you want to bring forward the Proforma information.

Method 2: Not Recommended 

Important We do not recommend selecting this method because all Proforma tax returns appear on the Lookup screen.

To Proforma your tax return files, follow these steps:

  • On the Utility menu, click System Utilities.

  • Click Prior Year Transfer.

  • Click Run Utility.

  • In the Year-to-Year Transfer dialog, click the folder where you installed the prior year Simple Tax 1040 program and then click OK. For example, click Xlink19 to Proforma Simple Tax 1040 2019 tax return files.