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Export to Tax Software Dialog (US)

Number Description

Tax Software:

Select the tax software to which you want to export.

To export to a tax software in a different country, from the menu bar, select Engagement | Properties and in the Tax Jurisdiction drop-down, select the appropriate country

For instructions on exporting, select from the drop-down:

Export Path:

Type or click Browse to select a location for the export file.

Export Filename:

Enter the name of the export file.

Note: If exporting to CCH ProSystem fx Tax, do not change the default filename of COMPFILE.

Export File Extension:

Displays the file extension of the export file. The file extension is automatically completed based on the tax package selected in the Tax Software drop-down.

  • CCH ProSystem fx Tax: TXT
  • GoSystem Tax: FT
  • Lacerte Tax: In Export File Extension, the type of tax entity and the tax year (both specified in Engagement | Properties) determine the extension to enter. For example, if the tax entity is a corporation and the tax year is 2006, type CB6 as the export file extension, where C indicates a corporation and 6 indicates a 2006 year-end. Other examples for a 2006 tax year are shown below:
  • Tax entity File extension

    Corporation (C)


    S Corporation (S)


    Partnership (P)


    Non-Profit (N)


    Note: "6" denotes a 2006 tax year file. Change the number as needed to represent the tax year, for example "5" for a 2005 tax year file, and so on.

  • UltraTax: DWI

Tax Year:

Displays the tax year of the client file as specified in the Engagement Properties dialog. Use the arrows to change the tax year.

Prior Year:

Select to include prior year data.

Note: Prior year data such for calculation of tax deductions for fixed assets depreciation under the MACRS are exported even if this check box is not selected.

Taxpayer ID Number:

Enter the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) used when filing the tax return.

Tax Return Name:

Enter or click Browse to locate the tax return file to which information should be exported.

Entity Specific Export:

Select to export information about a single entity only. Only available in consolidated client files. If selected, the Entity Selection dialog displays once OK is clicked.

Include Sub Entities:

Select to export associated sub entities along with the entity. When selected, a consolidated total of the parent company and its subsidiaries is exported.

Note: The parent company name and address will be included for all tax exports. If exporting entity specific data from a consolidated file, company name and address for sub entities must be modified in the tax software once data has been imported.

Export Foreign Exchange:

Select to convert a foreign tax balance to the default currency before exporting. A foreign exchange rate applies to opening balances, transaction amounts, and tax adjustments posted to accounts.

  • For GoSystem Tax exports, in non-consolidated files the federal tax entry details are exported; if they were posted at the account level, the foreign exchange rate is not applied. For consolidated files, federal tax entry details are not exported, only a final balance that has been adjusted with the foreign exchange rate.
  • Tax adjustments posted directly to tax codes are not affected.

Include Other Basis Adjustments:

Select to include other basis adjustments in exported balances.

Include Other adjusting 2:

Select to include other adjusting 2 entry types in exported balances. See Create Extra Adjusting Entry Types for more information.

Include Other adjusting 3:

Select to include other adjusting 3 entry types in exported balances. See Create Extra Adjusting Entry Types for more information.

Include Client Information:

Select to include client information (Engagement | Properties) in the export.

Book Balance:

Select the type of book balance to include in the export.

Type Description
Consolidated Report plus eliminating entries.

Client balance plus adjusting entries and reclassifying entries.

Note: You can choose "report" balance instead of "consolidated" for the subsidiary companies in a consolidated file if you do not want to include eliminating entries in reports for those entities.

Adjusted Client balances plus adjusting entries.
Unadjusted Client balances without adjusting entries.

Exclude Net Income Amount:

Select to exclude the Net Income from the export.

Note: This ensures that the net income does not override the net income from the CCH tax file.

Exclude Retained Earning Amount:

Use this option to exclude the Retained Earnings amount in the export.

Note: This ensures that the R/E (L24) does not override the R/E in the CCH tax file.

Include M3 Schedule:

Use this option to export the M1 or M3 schedule separately.