It is my opinion that the program should WARN the preparer if the tax return was previously e-filed so that changes can NOT be made after the return is e-filed. Every other tax program I have ever worked with would NOT allow changes after e-file, Lacerte does and this needs to be changed!! We pay a lot of money for this software. I don't want to hear that we should lock the tax return after e-filing as this depends on people to lock the tax return. There absolutely needs to be a warning that the return has already been e-filed.
What kind of warning are you looking for? A message that comes across the screen or do you want sirens going off to sound the alert? I think the purpose of locking the return is to prevent things like that happening. You don't like the idea of locking but I'm guessing that is all Lacerte is going to provide you with.
The lock function is what would give the warning. After the return is e-filed - LOCK IT!
"Every other tax program I have ever worked with would NOT allow changes after e-file"
How would one go about amending a return then?
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