Better Multistate suggestionsSubmitted by Benjaminsargent on 12-30-2020 07:32 PM
I would like the "suggestion" diagnostics to include information about what state and local taxes/options might apply based on the addresses selected. E.g. If an individual is in New York has a schedule C and puts in a NY address or indicates that they're a NYC resident, they get a suggested diagnostic that says "if the Taxpayer is located in NYC, the NYC UBT tax may apply, please review input" Right now, if you don't know to look for it, it's difficult to find and many people don't realize we have a local tax on unincorporated businesses.
For 2020 and beyond, so many clients are now working from different locations because of moves and COVID, I imaging many other small preparers are dealing with a lot more multi-state returns. As much as we should all gain the knowledge to do these returns first, those kinds of diagnostics could be helpful for preparers to learn what they don't know about these new jurisdictions, and help us all expand our practices and support our clients better.
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