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How to install the EasyACCT Information Return System

SOLVEDby IntuitEasyACCT1Updated August 08, 2022

The Information Return System (IRS) is included at no extra cost with the purchase of the EasyACCT Professional Series.

If you have the EasyACCT Professional Series, you can download it from My Account. If you have the EasyACCT Business Series (EBS), the IRS program isn't included, but can be purchased separately. Many users purchase the Information Return System as a standalone product.

How to download the Information Return System:

  • You can download the Information Return System from My Account.
  • Users without Lacerte or ProSeries will need the email with the download link for access. Users won't see the URL. Instead, the link is labeled My Account and configured to point to the downloads page.
  • For detailed instructions regarding downloads, refer to: Download EasyACCT and Information Return System from My Account.

CD installation of IRS including EasyACCT Professional Series:

  1. Insert the EasyACCT CD.
  2. The CD installation should begin automatically, if it doesn't:
    1. Go to Start and select Run.
    2. Enter D:\SETUP.EXE (where D: is the CD drive).
    3. Select OK.
  3. At the Product Installation menu, select the Information Return System.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

CD installation of a separately purchased IRS program:

  1. Insert the IRS CD.
  2. The CD installation should begin automatically, if it doesn't:
    1. Go to Start and select Run.
    2. Enter D:\SETUP.EXE (where D: is the CD drive).
    3. Select OK.
  3. At the product installation menu, select Information Return System.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

This section will assist you with installing the network version of Information Return System (IRS).

First, install EasyACCT on the server:

  1. Insert the EasyACCT CD. The installation should begin automatically, if it doesn't: 
    • Go to Start and select Run.
    • Enter D:\SETUP.EXE (where D: is the CD-ROM drive).
    • Select OK.
  1. At the Product Installation menu, selectthe Information Return System.
  2. Next, choose Install on a Stand Alone PC.
  3. Select the C: drive.

During the installation to the server, the workstation program setup files are copied to a network drive under IRS20YY, then Network. The installation file's name is Setup.exe.

Next, install each workstation on the network (must have server access):

  1. On the workstation, use the Windows Key+R on the keyboard, or go to the Start menu and Run.
  2. Enter the path to the exact folder location on the server where the setup file was saved (for example, X:\IRS2021\Network\Setup.exe).
  3. Select Install Network.
  4. When prompted to select the desired program options to install, choose the Network Setup Utility along with any other modules (if you selected Install Network, this utility is automatically selected).

After completion, IRS will be installed on this workstation. Repeat the process on each workstation that will be using EasyACCT.

Internet updates:

  1. Install the updates to the server. Once the server has been updated, close, and re-open the Information System on each workstation for the updates to be applied.

Share Information Return System data files:

  1. Go to System, then System Characteristics and select the drive/directory used for data storage.
  2. Enter the path to the data or select it from the dropdown. 
    • Default data path is: X:\IRS\20YY\DATA.

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