As a tax professional, you know you live in an ever evolving world. In terms of keeping pace and growing your business, you also know that losing billable time with manual processing hardly helps. This is how professional tax preparer software comes in handy. These are basically computer programs that allow you to work with greater efficiency, ease and value for your clients.
Below are some of the key advantages of using tax preparer software for professionals:
Most, if not all, tax programs for professionals let you view multiple windows for multiple data – for instance, Input, Forms, etc. – in a single screen. Forms also usually come synced with one another, so if you were navigating to your Itemized Deduction entry, the software will automatically show you Schedule A and Itemized Deductions entries in the past year.
Simplified Labeling and Speedy Data Extraction
Good professional tax software come with a feature that allows you to automatically label and organize your clients’ source documents, which means locating and identifying them in your electronic files will be easier.
You can also move data from the processed source documents directly into the software, reducing data entry considerably.
Tax software for professionals typically comes with eSignature, which lets you save time and money, avoid IRS problems, and more. You and your clients can take advantage of this secure, convenient and efficient way of signing tax documents through digital technology.
Quick and Easy Error Correction
We all know that accuracy of returns is crucial to reducing IRS rejections. Using good professional tax software, you can easily find possible inconsistencies in tax information, check your returns with a list of overriden entries, and find e-filing errors with a direct link to the specific erroneous form. On top of that, these programs generally allow you to easily go over the return summary, including forms.
Finally, by using tax preparer software, you will be able to review different tax scenarios for your clients, save these scenarios for future reference, or add or replace data in the current return. Efficiency is important for any tax preparation professional as it not only retains old clients but also keeps new ones coming.
As we’d all expect, tax preparer software can differ significantly on many points, such as pricing, features, services, etc. Before choosing one, make sure you do your homework. And remember that it’s best to consider more than one prospective software. When you have options, you have points of reference to decide if a certain solution is indeed the one for you.