Hello - I am new to this firm and have ZERO experience with Lacrete. I have been told that before we efile a return we MUST verify the tax amount due/refund on the signed efile forms match the amounts in the return that will be transmitted. I have been told this is necessary as Lacerte can and has made arbitrary changes to a return, unbeknownst to us. Can the return simply be locked once sent to the client to prevent such changes??
Can anyone verify? If this is the case, what is your process to verify the amounts prior to transmitting. What have been shown here is very time consuming.
If the client file is not locked and we put out an update, then there is a chance the return can be altered. Locking a return is a best practices once you complete a return and prior to e-filing the client. To lock a client go to the client list and right click a client and choose lock return. Also I would suggest to set a best practice in the firm to never unlock the client and always create a copy if the need arises after the return has been set.