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What do I need to file and pay my taxes?

The PAVLOU SalesTaxPRO® software includes all the features necessary to file and pay your taxes. You can print signature ready approved returns for filing. An Electronic Filing Fee is required for filing returns electronically

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Can PAVLOU SalesTaxPRO® run on a network?

Each computer needs a license to run the software.

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Can PAVLOU SalesTaxPRO® run on the internet?

No, the program is a desktop application, which uses the internet to electronically file and pay the State and Local sales & use taxes.

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How many years can I store data?

You can store data for the number of years covered by your licensing agreement purchased from us.

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I just started the software, what should I do now?

The FIRST thing you should do is to register the software. Please follow the easy steps in the registration screen to complete the registration process. In the next step, you should create a preparer; then, create the companies and their locations of operations. Although they sound a lot to do, these steps are very short and simple. They can be completed within a few minutes. The Prepare and Company setup functions are located on the left task panel. Once you finish, click the “Finish” button and you will be ready to prepare tax returns.

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I’m a new preparer, how do I login?

The first time the program starts the only login in the system is for the administrator. The user name is Administrator and the password is Administrator. Both are case sensitive. You must login using these credentials and create other preparers (users) as necessary.

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How do I modify a Company or Location?

Click on the Edit Company or Location link on the left task panel window to modify a company and /or its locations of operation(s).

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How do I create and/or modify locations for a company?

Click on the Edit Company or Location link on the left task panel window to create and/or modify a location. After entering the location data, remember to click on “Save” to save the location.

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How do I create a Company or Location?

Click on the Add Company or Location link on the left task panel window to create a client/company.

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How do I prepare a tax return?

Click on the Prepare Return(s) link found on the left task panel or double-click on the company name. Follow the easy and convenient data entry screens of the Tax Wizard to enter the financial Receipts data for each location of operation. From your financial entries, the Tax Wizard will automatically calculate your deductible items and exemptions. When prompted in the Deductions Screens of the Tax Wizard, you may enter additional allowable deductions that were not calculated by the system, due to your company’s unique tax situation. In the Credits category, you may enter the Credits and any prepayments of taxes, so that you receive full credit for all allowable payments of tax. Finally, at the Tax Wizard: Finish Screen, you may select to View/Print Tax Returns, E-File Tax returns or Close Tax Wizard. By clicking at the “Finish” button, the system will perform your selected function.

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How do I view and/or print a tax return?

After completing the Tax Wizard, click on View/Print Return(s) found on the left task panel. Also, you may select from the Client List by clicking on “Show All Returns” to display the tax returns for all periods prepared. Select the particular period that you desire to view and click on “View & Print Returns” to view all tax returns prepared for that particular period. The print menu will allow you to print those returns.

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How do I backup my data?

To back up the data, you would have to login using Administrator credential and select File->Backup from the menu. Save As dialog will show up and allow you to enter the name of the backup. The default backup name is PTPBackup followed by month, day, year of the system date.

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What if I do not file my return by the due date or I pay late?

You will owe a late filing penalty if you do not file a processable return by the due date. Also, you will owe a late payment penalty if you do not pay the amount you owe by the original due date of the return. In addition, you will owe a bad check penalty if your remittance is not honored by your financial institution. Furthermore, you will have to pay for the cost of collection fee if you do not pay the amount you owe within 30 days of the date printed on the notice of assessment.

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Do I have to make additional data entries to prepare the local tax returns?

No. All PAVLOU SalesTaxPRO® products use the same financial data entries that you entered for the State returns and automatically populate and prepare the local tax returns.

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