Ask Lacerte: Get Answers to Your Top Questions

Practice Management, Training Q & A

Every day, Intuit® ProConnect™ tackles thousands of questions from tax professionals, ranging from how to most efficiently use ProConnect  Lacerte, to where to find key resources on the latest tax laws and form availability. As we enter the home stretch this tax season, I wanted to be sure you’re aware of Ask Lacerte – a great support website where we share the answers to some of our top questions asked by Lacerte® tax pros like yourself. The site is regularly updated to show the top 10 questions, helping you stay up to date on the most relevant and timely information. Our goal is to answer your questions before you even know you have them!

Here are three Ask Lacerte articles that are trending right now:

Affordable Care Act Individual Shared Responsibility Tax Calculator. Lacerte will automatically calculate the Affordable Care Individual Shared Responsibility Payment based on program input. However, it may be beneficial to provide a quick calculation and explanation for your client prior to completing the return, so this article provides a link to an ACA tax penalty calculator, which offers a “What-if” projection and a multi-year view to indicate the penalty increases that will occur in tax years 2015 and 2016.

Taxpayer Authentication and Theft Protection PIN Input. This article summarizes reference information from the Internal Revenue Service to tax professionals, with regard to identity verification.

Entering Affordable Care Act Exemption Form 8965. Read this article to find out how to generate Affordable Care Act Exemption Form 8965, enter an MEC exemption and enter an ACA exemption in Lacerte.

The Ask Lacerte support site is updated regularly with the answers to the top questions from Lacerte tax pros. Visit the site to find out how our experts can help you get through the last few weeks of tax season!