First time user of ProSeries. I purchased basic to get a feel for the software. Recently downloaded Professional to complete a couple business returns that I didn't know that clients would be filing. One of my clients is a Single Member LLC and is only required to file the Form 568 for California, but report the earnings on her Individual Schedule C.
I did not pay for professional, therefore my business returns have been pay per return. Do I have to purchase federal to file the state only? Is there a way for me to only purchase the state and efile the state without buying the federal return for the PPR?
I know we CAN Efile a 568 alone without the federal or CA 540,
Youd have to open the client return in Professional, be sure you've marked the CA LLC box on either the Sch C or E (whichever type of SMLLC your client has),.
On the fed info worksheet, only mark the CALLC for Efiling, dont mark the federal or CA 540, then when you switch over to the state, choose California LLC.
That should pull the figures into the 568 and you 'should' be able to Efile and print it alone for just the $43 state PPR fee.