Bring on tax year 2020

With more ways to help you be more productive, ProConnect for tax year 2020 is better than ever—so you can be your best for your clients.

 

Innovation spotlight:

Get more from imports

To help you work more efficiently, CSV or Excel import features extended functionality to include depreciation and pass-through entity members, and Schedule D dispositions.

 

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Take control of e-file permissions

You decide who can e-file returns in your firm with master admin, full-access admin, and basic user permissions.
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E-file amended returns

1040X e-file is now live in ProConnect. We now transfer originally filed ProConnect data to amended returns to help save you time. We also make a copy of the original return for your records.
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Masking

Now ProConnect can mask Social Security numbers for you when you print forms or create PDFs.
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Watermarking

Minimize confusion by adding a watermark that reads “Do not file” to distinguish what’s for review or storage and what’s for filing.
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Manage K-1 forms easily

Now, pass-through business entities have an easy way to produce letters, K-1 forms, K-1 state forms, and more for each partner or shareholder. Easily generate PDFs from the File Return screen and send them out.
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Enter data more efficiently

Save time entering data by making simple input field calculations. We are also updating standardized formats of dates for consistency.

Load returns faster

As larger firms adopt ProConnect, it is critical for our product to enhance our load time performance. This upgrade shows speed improvement for clients with databases of up to 10,000 returns.

Enhanced EFIN verification and security

A new tool will enable new customers to verify their information and current customers to update their information.
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New e-file capabilities: Boosting your efficiency (195)

Take advantage of 195 new forms across 23 states and federal.

 

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Data automation: Creating the future of taxes

We've been hard at work, investing time and resources to make Link work harder for you.

Data collection

 

Easier document uploads and imports for your customers
We’ve made data collection easier for your clients, too. Instead of uploading documents one by one and manually matching them to document checklist items, they can upload them in batches and our system will automatically identify them. In addition, clients can import all documents associated with each financial institution at one time.

 

 

Batch requests for clients
We’ve also given you the ability to send batch requests. Now, you can send request templates to multiple clients at once, rather than going through clients one by one, making your data collection process easier and faster.

 

 

Document Import Drawer
We’ve been investing time and resources to make Link work harder for you. View all of your documents ready for import in one organized section inside of your clients’ returns, with alerts on screens for which you can import data.

 

Data entry

 

Badge indicating the number of documents ready to be applied
Easily see when a client has documents ready to apply to a return with the new actionable badge. Plus, a new lightning bolt icon indicates the status of each document.

 

Manage misclassified documents
You can now move documents between document checklist items without deleting and re-uploading.

 

 

Document imports
We've improved the accuracy of automated data entry from the following documents uploaded through Link: W2, 1099-INT, 1099-R, 1098-T, 1098, 1099-DIV, and 1099-MISC. It’s also easier to map data to fields, allowing you to select clients to upload to guide successful and accurate data importing. Finally, now when you import a form, you will be automatically taken to the relevant area in the tax return.

 

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Review

 

Missing data—mark and review   
By flagging missing data fields, you can identify gaps prior to filing. As a result of streamlining this process, missing data will be collected faster and more efficiently, creating a faster review time.

Optional workflow tools: Helping you do even more

Intuit Practice Management*

 

Focus on the work that gets you paid by letting Intuit Practice Management powered by Karbon take over the tedious, day-to-day to-do's of running your practice for you. Don't worry about work falling through the cracks because you'll get real time visibility to work across your practice, task automation, and customizable templates to standardize your operations.

 

  • Manage priorities efficiently with shared dashboards that give you a comprehensive view of your operations and performance.

  • Schedule recurring requests and reminders for clients to send you their documents, signatures and more, so you don’t have to manually follow-up. And keep your staff on track with automatic reminders of upcoming deadlines.

  • Plus, Intuit Practice Management talks to ProConnect to automatically keep your client information updated, reduce data entry, and track progress across your workflow.

 

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eSignature*

 

Claim 5 free eSignatures from inside ProConnect to try all the new enhancements for yourself.**

 

  • Now you can collect eSignatures on any form or document, not just 8878 and 8879. All forms and documents are available to attach and send for clients to sign including individual forms, business forms, engagement letters, invoices, NDAs, and bank documents.

  • View the enhanced dashboard with automatic status tracking featuring eight new statuses: declined, authentication failed, delivered, multiple, partially signed, signed, voided, and expired.

  • No more printing eSignature documents and attaching them to the eSignature widget to send to clients. With new auto-mapping you can select a form, and it will be attached automatically.

 

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Pay-by-Refund*

 

  • To make it easier to get started, enrollment forms for new and returning customers are now pre-filled.

  • Pay-by-Refund status has been added within ProConnect so you can now see Pay-by-Refund returns rejected and solutions for solving them.

 

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Firm-level Audit Assistance*

 

We are partnering with Tax Protection Plus to offer firm-level Audit Assistance, giving you the option to add Audit Assistance and ID Theft Restoration to every single 1040 client. CPAs and EAs will respond to IRS notices, handle audits, seek tax debt relief, remediate fraudulent dependent claims and more. Enrolled firms simply pay $10 for every filed 1040 return.

 

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*Additional terms, conditions, and fees apply with these optional add-on services.

Training: Keeping you up to date

Get access to videos and content right at your finger tips. You’ll get recommendations tailored to your needs for efficient, self-paced learning. Training will be located in the help tab within ProConnect Tax.

 

Free live and pre-recorded webinars

 

Attend live and pre-recorded webinars on topics that matter most to you, at times that work best with your schedule. More than 30,000 pros signed up for webinars last year, and new sessions like tax law, ethics, and product courses are continually added.

 

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COVID-19 resources

 

Quickly find the latest information you and your clients need on our newly redesigned COVID-19 resource center.

 

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