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Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. The CPA can enter the information with you going through the extensive questionnaire.
The CPA going to know if he or she entered the information in the wrong place. So when the return is reviewed, if something is not being reported correctly on the form. The CPA will go back and review the input to see what went wrong.
I use Drake software. With Drake. It has tabs for income, adjustments, credits, general, taxes, other forms. For instance, in the general section there is a link to a dependent page. You would enter the name, the relationship, the number on months they lived with the taxpayer, and their date of birth. If you enter more than one dependent it would become a spreadsheet form where you can enter the next dependents information below the first. So there are no questions regarding did the tax payer provide more than half the support etc.
You would enter the information that is required. If there is a specialized situation there is usually a box that need to be click or information that needs to be entered. Sometimes there is a disconnect between the software programmers and CPA logic. This is what I was referring to in my original response where a return would not look like you expected it to look like. This would be do to a misinterpretation of the information required by the software.
Yes, you can bypass a lot of the interrogation, if the software is not doing what you want it to do you have the ability to override the output.
Yes, you can still file electronically with an override. The software will give you a diagnostic alerting you that you have an override.