The Education Video Library features short instructional videos designed to help you work with your ATX software. Each video guides you step-by-step through important program features.
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Installation & Networking
When you install ATX, you're presented with installation options for stand-alone workstations or a network configuration. After reviewing this video and fact sheet, you'll be able to make the right choices for your business.
Rollover Prior Year
The ATX Rollover feature allows you to "carry-forward" prior year return information to the ATX 2014 software.
Updating your ATX software on a regular basis is like keeping up with the scheduled maintenance on your car — it keeps the whole system tuned up and running more smoothly. Frequent updates also give you the latest version of each tax form and its associated calculations.
Backup & Restore
Backup lets you archive tax return data, in addition to information in the Company, Payer, Preparer/ERO, and/or Billing Managers. If you experience a loss of data, you can use the Restore feature to restore your data to your system. Starting with ATX 2014, you can also backup your Setup Data, to make restoring your program even easier.
Client letters give you the ability to communicate with your clients regarding the particulars of their tax returns. Once you have set up your Client Communication Preferences and/or edited the content of the templates, all Federal or State client letters can be added to a return with as few as two clicks.
The Print features in ATX let you control how your clients' tax returns are printed. Print Preferences enables you to set defaults for all returns. Print Packets eliminate the need to select specific forms to include or exclude each time you print a return. And Batch Printing allows you to print more than one return at a time.
View this video to understand how to report your clients' healthcare in ATX 2014 using various examples.
Added & Discontinued Forms
Every year federal and state agencies release new forms based on tax law or compliance changes and discontinue forms that are no longer needed. Also, the ATX tax team may discontinue certain forms that are rarely used by our customers, allowing us to focus resources on other ATX functionality that provides higher benefits to customers.
Working with Assets and Depreciation
ATX's Fixed Assets form lets you to enter assets and auto-calculate depreciation amounts for those assets. The Fixed Assets form, which is like a worksheet, is automatically added to the return when you add Form 4562, Depreciation and Amortization. Depreciation amounts flow automatically from the Fixed Assets form to Form 4562.
Today, e-file is the norm; the IRS encourages taxpayers to find a trusted tax professional to prepare and e-file their income tax returns. Learn more, and find out how the e-filing process works in ATX 2014.
Self Help Resources
Your ATX 2014 software and the MyATX Solution Center offer a wide variety of self-help tools to help you find the answers you need, when you need them. These are the same tools used by our Customer Care Representatives to assist you when you call. Available 24/7, these tools will help you work more efficiently during your busiest time of year.
Thank you for taking advantage of the ATX Education Library to learn about ATX 2014! We hope you have found the videos and fact sheets helpful. In addition, we offer a wide variety of continuing education and product training opportunities designed to meet the specific needs and learning style of you and your staff.
Use the following return scenarios to practice entering returns in your software. Choose from Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced scenarios to increase your skill using more complex forms and situations. After completing the returns, use the Answer Key to compare your results.