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Microsoft Ending Support of Windows XP


*TaxSlayer Pro will not support any computers running Windows XP after October 20th, 2014*
Microsoft will officially end all support of Windows XP on April 8th, 2014. Windows XP has been a reliable and widely accepted Windows operating system for over 12 years. However, all good things must come to an end. The end of support for Windows XP means that there will be no security updates or technical support available leaving any computer running Windows XP vulnerable to outside attacks. [More]

Check Your Client’s and Entity’s Status With TaxSlayer Pro


During tax season, many clients want to know if their return was approved and when they will be receiving their refund. With all the other stresses to worry about, TaxSlayer Pro wants checking your client’s and entity’s statuses to be simple and easy.   To View Client Status  TaxSlayer Pro offers the Client Status utility to check on the e-file status and bank product information for your clients. You can check the status of a tax return from several places throughout the program. From the Main Menu of TaxSlayer Pro select: 1.       The Icon at the top of the screen. Enter the SSN of the client to view the status of their return. OR 2.       Select Client Status from the numbered menu at the TaxSlayer Pro Main Menu. OR  3.       Right Click any blank area of your screen to bring up a list of options and select View Client Status from the list.     To View Entity Status  You can check on the status of a business return using either of the following methods. From the Main Menu of TaxSlayer Pro, select: ·         Business ·         View Entity Status ·         Enter the EIN of the business you want to check the status for, or click on the box to the right of the EIN entry box to display a list of all business returns. Select the IRS and Acks tabs to view current information on the federal return. Select the State and State Acks tabs to view current information on the state return. OR ·         Right Click any blank area of your screen to bring up a list of options and select View Entity Status from the list. Enter the EIN of the business you want to check the status for, or click on the box to the right of the EIN entry box to display a list of all business returns. Select the IRS and Acks tabs to view current information on the federal return. Select the State and State Acks tabs to view current information on the state return.