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TaxSlayer Enhancement Reports as of 10/18/2017

The two attached spreadsheets contain the most current list of federal and state enhancements.  The federal and state spreadsheets include all enhancement requests submitted to TaxSlayer. In addition; the spreadsheets include the status of enhancements that are considered implemented in tax year … Continue reading

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TaxSlayer Updates

The IRS submitted consolidated lists with 691 federal and state enhancements requested by Tax-Aide and other partners to TaxSlayer at the end of May. The IRS sent out updates for some of the requested enhancements yesterday through the SPEC organization. … Continue reading

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TaxSlayer Enhancement Requests for TY 2017

TaxAide Requests for 2017 TaxSlayer Enhancements include the following categories: Entry Enhancements Site Management Enhancements Productiviity Enhancements These enhancements can be found on  OSHC: select  Tax Training  and then TaxSlayer. For any additional suggestions please use the format TaxSlayer Enhancement … Continue reading

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TaxSlayer – NYS Point of Contact

John Haim from NY2 is our Point of Contsct (POC) for identifying and submitting to TaxSlayer support the critical suggestions for changes to state returns that will also improve accuracy – calculation errors, clumsy workarounds,  steps that cause preprarer confusion … Continue reading

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End of Tax Season 2016

End of Tax Season – TaxSlayer Includes e-file calendar and TaxSlayer Clean Up Activities Submitting Reimbursement on Portal Includes instructions for Flat Rate and Itemized Reimbursement. For Flat Rate Mass Approval contact your Supervisor. Reimbursement Q&A  Most commonly asked questions and answers, Additional … Continue reading

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ACA: What Tax Preparers Need to Know

Health Reform: Beyond the Basics Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Refresher: Affordability Exemption An informal recorded presentation walking through how to calculate the affordability exemption using TaxSlayer and some of our new tools. (This was not a live presentation.) … Continue reading

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Tips to Avoid Unnecessary APTC Repayment

TaxSlayer recently introduced new questions on the premium tax credit. If you’re not careful, you may accidentally charge your client an APTC repayment they do not owe! Check out the Quick Guide on Health Reform: Beyond the Basics

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Current TaxSlayer Production Inadequacies and Other Quirks

“NY4 Workarounds for Tax Slayer (TS) Production 2016 Errors” (Part I represents Workarounds for known TS software errors and quirks.  Review frequently to stay alert to the latest developments. These are not to be used if/when errors are fixed in … Continue reading

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Medicaid Waiver Income – TaxSlayer Blog Entry – Feb 12

Heads up, there is a new TaxSlayer blog entry posted this morning regarding a check box added to the W-2 for Medicaid waiver payments.  Have not tested it out yet but it claims to take care of the Medicaid waiver … Continue reading

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TaxSlayer 2016 Tips

TaxSlayer handles most, but not every, situation required to prepare a correct tax return properly. Prior tips have been incorporated into the NTTC Modified Pub 4012 v4. The tips below are not in the NTTC Modified Pub 4012 v4. As … Continue reading

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