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Thinking of switching from Pro Series to Pro Connect worried about the pitfalls and is Pro Connect as robust as Pro Series. We do a lot of business returns

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In terms of capability in handling returns, yes.  That's largely because it's the Lacerte engine that drives PTO.  Even the input screens are almost identical to those in Lacerte.

Since PTO/Lacerte are input-screen driven and drill down from forms is limited, this would probably be your biggest hurdle with transition.

And because PTO is a stripped-down version of Lacerte, it lacks features, flexibility, and options you're accustomed to having in PS.

I responded to a similar question recent; you may like to refer to that for more info about other factors you should consider and sign up to test run PTO for free before taking the plunge.

https://accountants-community.intuit.com/questions/1868113-if-you-switched-from-lacerte-to-proconnec...

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There will be a big 'learning curve' that you will need to deal with.  You may want to try out a several test return using ProConnect Tax Online (PTO) before making a decision to switch.  It is free to create returns, you just pay to print or e-file.
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In terms of capability in handling returns, yes.  That's largely because it's the Lacerte engine that drives PTO.  Even the input screens are almost identical to those in Lacerte.

Since PTO/Lacerte are input-screen driven and drill down from forms is limited, this would probably be your biggest hurdle with transition.

And because PTO is a stripped-down version of Lacerte, it lacks features, flexibility, and options you're accustomed to having in PS.

I responded to a similar question recent; you may like to refer to that for more info about other factors you should consider and sign up to test run PTO for free before taking the plunge.

https://accountants-community.intuit.com/questions/1868113-if-you-switched-from-lacerte-to-proconnec...

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