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.
I am trying to just file the form 568 in the professional version as well. I have Pro-Series basic, after I complete the individual tax return for federal and state how do I bring that information into the professional version so that I can file the form 568 and just pay for the one form?
Thank you in adance 🙂
Once you have Professional installed, be sure to use Select and Download New Products to choose the CALLC to be installed.
Looks like you can use Backup/Restore to move your client file from Basic to Pro
Once youve got the client file in Professional, follow the instructions I posted further up in this thread.
Only mark the 568 for EF, not the 1040 or 540.