So... the Tenn F & E return still defaults to printing estimates for every return..even when it's only the $100 minimum fee... WHEN, taxpayers are not required to make them unless $5,000 or more. I have sent @IntuitAustin countless emails explaining EXACTLY where the problem is... and he doesn't even respond any longer. I think he even has me blocked. So, to the regulars...is there anyone up a level from him, that I can explain this problem to. I do probably 100 Tenn F&E returns a year.. and they messed up this one item this year... and again, i explained to @IntuitAustin countless times, but he doesn't even respond any longer. My package is in excess of $6k a year... and this is ridiculous.
I'll share here what I've shared in our private messages:
In TY18, ProSeries was producing payment vouchers for TN franchise returns, but this year TN eliminated those vouchers. The program is automatically checking the box B 1a. You can read more about that by right clicking on the field and choosing About prior year tax box. Checking prior year versions of ProSeries, this behavior has been present since at least 2011.
I confirmed with support that the only way to suppress the Estimated Tax Worksheet, is to check the A 1 box suspend estimated tax calculations.
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please do... as I explicitly told you what the problem was in how they had it programmed and the very detail that was incorrect.
We now have to OPT OUT of doing something that is NOT EVEN required by the State of Tennessee. We have to tell it to not generate even the most minimal estimates($100), when the State of Tennessee does not even require them for liabilities less than $5,000. Explain the logic in that. EFT or not. AND, AND, this has never been what we had to do in the over 20 years I have used ProSeries. And I asked you to have the programmers call me, so I could explain to them the simple solution, but for some reason, that has never been an option.
another one... had to tell it to not make minimum estimates of $100, @IntuitAustin thought you were gonna help on this finally.... Alas..
For TN, maybe you can help. My client relocated to TN for 2020 as first year return for an S-Corp. I see they need to file the combined TN Franchise and Excise tax return.
Typically, are there other income tax returns for county and city required also? Does Lacerte have these forms too?
There is the combined "Business Tax Return" that is due April 15th of each year. This combined return is for the city and county both... and is based on Gross Sales... with some exclusions to get to a taxable amount. You file and pay these on the TNTAP website,....not a proseries application. The tax rates differ for retail and wholesale, and for what type of 'gross sales' you actually have. You register for these on the tenn dept of rev website, just like the F&E return.
Hope this helps. btw, I ignored any discussion regarding sales tax because I assumed that was already ironed out, if applicable.
@dd4vols - I missed this post when it was originally aired but I am catching the rerun this morning. You sure know how to sweet talk the folks at Intuit 😀