what to do during tax season
things to remember when testing tax software
Tax software is a tool to assist CPAs in the preparation of tax returns, but the CPA remains responsible for its output. Take the time to ensure that the tax software is working properly and that staff are properly trained on its use.
Test new or updated tax software to ensure that it is working properly, and test integration with other applications.
Review new forms issued by the IRS and instructions concerning how to enter information in the software for accurate completion of the forms.
Check the software website for updates throughout the tax season.
Address all updates immediately. Determine if any programming errors noted last year or earlier in the tax season have been corrected.
Train all tax professionals on the use of the software
new capabilities and the most efficient way to use the programs.
Restrict and monitor access to tax software and client tax returns
to defined, authorized users.