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PDtax, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Does turbotax 2012 business allow the closing of the books

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Does turbotax 2012 business allow the closing of the books method thereby computing k-1 automatically-the scenario is a 50% shareholder was bought about out 1/2 way thru the year by the other 50% shareholder. If turbotax wont do it do you have an alternate comparably priced alternative?
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  PDtax replied 17 days ago.

Hi from just answer.Customeragain.

I see you are still looking to resolve your tax filing question. Finding 2012 solutions you buy yourself will be hard to do.

I suggest using a local tax pro to complete your 2012 return. There are not many alternatives for buying old software for non professional use. We use ATX, which does allow the overrides you need, but it is not typically available for one return.

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Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What is atx i have a Cpa background and may be able to get a trial -do you have website and pricing info for atx? By override do you mean auto compute or just the same thing as turbotax?
Expert:  PDtax replied 17 days ago. will get you started.

Since you are a tax pro, buying prior year pro software is an option. They also have a low volume pay per return option.

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Excellent 1)does it allow import of quickbooks data 2)does it auto calculate k-1 for closing of books method?
Expert:  PDtax replied 15 days ago.

I believe yes to both.

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Can you confirm?
Expert:  PDtax replied 15 days ago.

QuickBooks date does directly import.

The K-1 options include the override option I discussed, and the traditional allocation methods. I did not see an automatic option for a "closing of the books" method in my version of the software.

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
ya dont really have an alternative for me?
Expert:  PDtax replied 15 days ago.

The closing of the books method is not standard to the software options we discussed. Since an override option in the second software does allow for the preparation method, after QuickBooks import, I believe I did offer a usable alternative. Since your QuickBooks files are not prepared in a closing of the books method anyway, any such allocation would have to be manually done anyway regardless of tax software used for import and processing.

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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Hmmn maybe its semantics -What do you mean by manual override? Does it allow me to answer a question wether i am using the closing of books method for the k-1 and fill in info or how does it work "manually"?
Expert:  PDtax replied 15 days ago.

You can manually allocate any K-1 items on a master allocation sheet. offers a great example of how to do the math.

There is not an election box on the K-1 to report the allocation method. I suggest a blank attachment sheet in which you discvlose the method, if you wish, and cite the reg, 26 CFR 1.706-1 - Taxable years of partner and partnership. Here's a link:

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