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WHY ARE FORMS IN DRAFT FORM IN 2019

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1) You need to update the program.  F-10, select the "Versions" tab.  It should say 40.0130 for Federal

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2) SOME forms are not yet ready.   Are there specific ones you are looking for?

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I have the same problems.

The critical diagnostic warnings show that Federal Form 1040 is included in draft form but not other forms are not included.  State forms show " not included in this version of the program and will print as a blank sheet with an "unavailable" notation until it has been released and/ or approved by the State and Lacerte" 

My question is if State and Lacerte knew the tax season started on Jan 27th, then why they cannot process e-file now.  

Frustrated

 

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Most of *my* Federal forms are ready to go.  ARE you up-to-date?

WHAT state are you talking about?

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I am in California

I checked F10 and it showed federal version 40.0101

I tried to update lacerte and it said you have updated lacerte on 12/27/19.  

 

 

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Use Windows key > type 2019 Lacerte Websetup  click that and run websetup. Often this works much better than in Lacerte > Tools > Lacerte Updates...

You should be on 40.0130 for Federal tax.

 


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George4Tacks and abctax55

Many thanks!  Now it works! Federal and State forms are ready to efile! 

I will keep in mind to update websetup instead of lacerte updates.  

Horrarry!

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YVW...

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wow... I can't imagine how many updates have come out since then.  It seems like it's been two a day.

There *should* be a small red dot (X) / notice on the lower right of the program when there's an update available.  AND you can schedule updates to happen automatically.

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Good morning -

My S Corp and C Corp diagnostic is - "Federal Form is final but the instructions are still in draft. If you file the return, there is the potential that calculations could change..." 

F10 shows - 2019 Federal Tax    Version 40.0131

Are you filing returns or waiting until that diagnostic clears up? 

Thanks!

 

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I would wait. Make a new F4 Status - "Waiting for Final Forms" and apply to those clients. Check each update. The likelihood is that they are good to go, but what's the rush. 

 


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Thanks much - the only rush is I want to get them finished, efiled and off my desk. The time frame between when the tax software is ready and the due dates of returns seems to get shorter and shorter each year 🙂 

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Hi JOECPA,

One of the respondents suggests me the best solution. Perhaps, you can try this instruction below to see if this helps you.  

Use Windows key > type 2019 Lacerte Websetup  click that and run websetup. Often this works much better than in Lacerte > Tools > Lacerte Updates...

After update, the diagnostic messages are gone and ready to file.  I am thrilled!  

I am doing to file clients' tax returns. It works!  I am happy!

 

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I have placed the YYYY WebSetup on my desktop every year. Consistently the "update" screws up and Websetup is needed to fix it. I just go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Lacerte Shared\WebSetup19.exe" (Your link may be slightly different. Right click WebSetup19.exe and select  Copy Go to your desk top and right click and select Paste. 

Here is a slice of my desktop.

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good idea!

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Thanks I did try that but I'm still getting diagnostic