I understand that ProSeries has already updated California to reflect the May 17, 2021 due date according to their postings. However, when we enter in May 17, 2021 as the payment date to withdraw funds for a balance due on a California tax return, we get an error. It says "The debit date must be after the end of the tax year, 12/31/2020, and between today, 04/08/2021, and the deadline date of 04/15/2021."
According to the ProSeries Form availability page, the last California update took place on 04/07/2021 with no future updates anticipated. I believe this means that this will not be fixed? This wasn't a problem last year with the July 15th deadline. What's going on here? How can I get ProSeries attention on this matter? If I have to use the 04/15/2021 date, I have limited time to let my clients know & have them get the funds available. Regardless, they should not be forced into this if they don't want to.
I am not interested in how I can work around this to accommodate ProSeries shortcomings. I want the tax software I am paying for to work correctly. I am wondering when and if ProSeries will pay attention to this matter and fix it.
FWIW Ive seen other people say they've put the 5/17 date in, then turn off error checking at conversion and CA will accept the later date...is just a software error, not a filing error with the FTB.