How can I find my MyCFS login email/password?
Reset your MyCFS password
Why do I need a MyCFS account?
Adding an item to your shopping cart
Can I be invoiced or billed for my order? Can I pay by check?
Can I have my programs delivered on CD?
Can I order prior year tax forms?
How are shipping costs for forms, folders and envelopes calculated?
How do I pay by check?
How do I view my order history?
Requesting sample tax supplies
Tax Supplies minimum quantity is 150 units
What shipping options are available to Alaska and Hawaii customers?
When am I supposed to renew?
When will my order be shipped?
Where's my receipt?
Why can't I order forms and envelopes over the phone?
Why can't I send CFS a fax?
Why didn’t you tell me to renew my programs?
Why does CFS no longer send renewal packets?
Can I get a user’s manual for CFS programs?
How can I find the status of my order?
How do I contact CFS for technical support?
How to edit my firm information in my CFS program(s)
Quick Reference Guide is discontinued
Where can I get help for Fill-N-Print?
Can 1094 or 1095 ACA forms be e-filed?
Can I download my program to another computer?
Can I use your program on both my office and home computers?
Caution: most users are required to efile
Do I need to first input a client before I can use the program?
Does CFS carry the form to set up Section 125 health plan for an employer?
Does CFS have a penalty and interest calculator?
How can I find out what software is up for renewal and if I renewed?
What are the advantages of downloading software instead of ordering CDs?
What do CD version numbers mean and how long should I keep them?
What is the difference between the non-network and the network version?
When will the software be updated for a particular form?
Displaying additional client information in the Client List
Filter/Sort Client List
Purge Deleted Clients
Set Client Codes
CSV Import Guidelines
Can my data automatically backup to the cloud?
Data Locations (Default)
Export Client List
How do I back up/restore my data?
How do I backup to and restore from a CD or DVD?
How do I configure automatic backup?
How do I find missing backup data?
How do I move CFS programs and data to a new computer?
How do I move CFS programs and data to a new server?
How do I send client data to a colleague via email?
Importing clients from CSV file into TaxTools
Importing from non-consecutive program years
Importing/Exporting Client Data
Lacerte Client List
Manually Importing Client Data From The Previous Year
ProSystem Client List
Why does Financial Planning Tools indicate restore database is being shared?
Why is the program not automatically backing up?
Printing a list of clients
Change printers from inside the program
Change printers in Windows 10
Change printers in Windows 7
Hide/Display State Forms
Can I install CFS programs on a Mac?
Downloading the installer to a USB flash drive to transfer it to an offline computer
Entering Data at a Client's Office
Finding a downloaded file
How To Download And Install Software From The CFS Website
How do I download and install an update from within the program?
How do I download and install the single user version of a program?
How do I install a program or update in "safe mode?"
How do I install programs from CD?
How do I manually download and install an update?
How do I map a network drive?
How do I perform a network installation?
How do I perform a workstation setup?
Install Procedure - Add private database
Install Procedure - Continue private database next year
Installing in demo mode
Installing to a terminal server
Manual installation of a specific program from a CD
Reinstalling and repairing software
Where to download CFS software
Why aren't all the programs I ordered on the CD?
Why does my desktop shortcut open the installer?
Why does the setup tell me to reboot the computer?
Workstation setup locations
Do I need a network license?
How do I change my address or firm name?
How do I edit my license code/firm information?
How does my license code work?
How many computers am I licensed for?
Using a License Code to access a program
What is the purpose of a network license?
Where can I find my Customer ID number?
Where can I find my license code?
Where to Find the License Agreement Screen
Why can't I call to update my firm name/address?
Why does my license code change?
Why does the installer tell me my license code is invalid?
Add, edit, or delete a network user
CFS Program Interface
Calendar and Notes
Label Setup Options
Selecting multiple clients
Data File List
Federal/State Tax Planner
Field Details for Numeric Fields
Form 2848 - Power of Attorney
Formatting a field for SSN or EIN
How do I print to a PDF?
Two ways to print from a module
Using the Editor
CA Sales Tax Preparer
MD Personal Property
NY Sales Tax Preparer
Small Business Tools
1099 E-Filing Module Overview
1099 E-Filing Step 1: Inputting Transmitter Data
1099 E-Filing Step 2: Create IRS file
1099 E-Filing Step 3: IRS Submittal
1099 E-Filing Step 4: Create state file
1099 E-Filing Step 5: State Submittal
1099 E-Filing: Checking file status
1099 E-Filing: Filing Corrections
1099 E-Filing: Navigating the IRS FIRE System Website
1099 E-Filing: submitting prior year files
Applying for a FIRE Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
Applying for an IRIS Transmitter Control Code (TCC)
Checking Size of Uploaded File
Creating an IRS FIRE account
Does CFS support the Combined Federal/State Filing program?
FIRE System Upload: Navigating to your File
IRS lowers e-filing threshold to 10 information returns of any type
Printing Summaries and Reports
Uploading 1099 files to CA SWIFT website
CA Form FTB 6274 - Waiver Request From Filing Information Returns Electronically
CA Form FTB 6274A - Extension Request to File Information Returns Electronically
Form 4419 - Application for Filing Information Returns Electronically
Form 8508 - Application for a Waiver from Electronic Filing of Information Returns
Payroll Return E-filing
Forms 941, etc.
941 E-Filing Module Overview
94x (941/940/943) E-Filing Step 1: Create Submission Files
94x (941/940/943) E-Filing Step 2: Create Transmission Files
94x (941/940/943) E-Filing Step 3: Upload File
94x (941/940/943) E-Filing Step 4: Check Ack File
94x E-Filing Common Problems (941/940/943)
Fixing rejected files
IRS migrates e-Services login to ID.me
Modifying Your IRS E-Services Application to E-file Forms 94X (Forms 941, 940, etc.)
Opening the E-File Federal Employment Tax Returns module
Requirements to E-File Forms 94x (941/940/943)
Submit a Communications Test File
When will Form 941 be released?
CA Bulk Payment Record
CA Form DE 9C - e-Services Import a CSV File
CA Forms DE 9 and DE 9C
NYS-45/NYS-1 - E-filing (Web Upload Files)
New York E-filing Overview
Online State UI Filing Support
Online UI Filing Support from the State UI Form Module
PA UC-2/2A - UCMS FTP or File Upload Support
BSO How do I know if I need to (re-) request, “SSA’s Services Suite for Employers”?
BSO changes login procedure and users must re-authenticate
Creating a Business Services Online (BSO) Account
Requesting access to the SSA Services Suite for Employers on BSO website
W-2 E-Filing Step 1: Inputting Submitter Data
W-2 E-Filing Step 2: Creating an SSA File
W-2 E-Filing Step 3: SSA Submittal
W-2 E-Filing Step 4: Create State File
W-2 E-Filing Step 5: State Submittal
W-2 E-Filing: Checking the Submission Status
W-2 E-Filing: Navigating the SSA's Business Services Online Website
W-2 E-Filing: Navigating the SSA's old Wage File Upload program (Resubmitting a W2 Wage File)
W2 E-Filing Module Overview
Can 1099s be filed with IRIS (Information Returns Intake System)?
Creating Form 8809 Extension files
Do I have to e-file?
E-File Format Error W2 and 1099 file name .txt
E-Filing: Copying and pasting file name and path
E-Filing: Create a Cover Letter
FIRE System login changes
Handling omitted payees when 1099's or W-2's are added after transmission
IRS FIRE System is down for maintenance for a month every winter
IRS requires existing TCC holders to complete the new IR application
Is the IRS website down?
"The current license code does not allow access..."
Do I have to buy the Payroll Network license for every Payroll System program I have?
Do I have to buy the W2/1099 program even if I have LivePayroll?
Do I need to buy the W2/1099 program and W2/1099 e-file Add-on in order to electronically file W2/1099 returns?
Do W-2, W-3, 1099, or 1096 forms need to be printed on red forms or on plain paper in black ink?
Does CFS support WA Cares Fund for Long Term Care benefits?
Finding a report of how many forms were prepared
Hourly rate is updated but Payroll System is still calculating at old rate
How Do I ... ?
How do I fix a duplicate reporting?
Printing SSA-approved, black scannable W-2 forms
Printing SSA-approved, black scannable W-3 forms
Prior Year Electronic Filing
The modules in W2/1099 are in red text instead of black text
What's New In Payroll System
When will Form 940 be released?
When will my program be released (or when will it be updated)?
Where is the 4th Quarter 941 module?
Where's my W2/1099 program?
Why can't I access the Payroll Corrector program?
Why can't I access the W2/1099 program?
Why don't you sell Payroll System as a package?
General (used in all 4 program parts)
Copy Employee/Recipient Info to Another Form
Copy Employee/Recipient to Another Client
Export Information Returns to CSV File
Export State Employee Wage Listing
Export client list to Excel
How to move CFS program Clients to a new computer (not a network)
Import last year's 1095-B/1095-C As Is
Import prior year clients/payees/preparers/labels
Importing CSV files into Payroll System
Importing payroll or 1099 data from Excel
Merge different employees into an employer
Move employee/recipient to another client
Payroll System QuickBooks Import
Transfer Payroll Data to W-2
Transfer Vendor Payment Data to CA Form 592-B
Transfer Vendor Payment Data to Form 1099
Transfer W-2 data to W-2c from current or prior years
Payroll System Database Reconstruction
Repair Client Database
Special Database Recovery Detail Instructions
Special Database Recovery Overview
Affordable Care Act: Notice to Employee of Coverage Options
CA Form DE 1 - Commercial Employer Account Registration and Update Form
CA Form DE 1 HW - Employers of Household Workers Registration and Update Form
CA Form DE 1245W - E-File and E-Pay Mandate Waiver Request
CA Form DE 2251A - Affidavit of Mailing
CA Form DE 34 - Report of New Employee(s)
CA Form DE 4 - Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
CA Form DE 48 - Power of Attorney
CA Form DE 542 - Report of Independent Contractor(s)
CA Form DE 89 - Employer of Household Worker Election Notice
Fax Transmission Cover Sheet
Finding 2nd Quarter Form 941
Florida Form RTS-3, Employer Account Change Form
Form 1094-B / 1095-B
Form 1094-C / 1095-C
Form 2848 - Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative
Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time To File Information Returns
Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization
Form 8822-B - Change of Address - Business
Form 8952 - Application for Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP)
Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification
Form SS-4 - Application for Employer Identification Number
Form W-4 - Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Form W-9 - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
NY Form DTF-95 - Business Tax Account Update
NY Form DTF-96 - Report of Address Change for Business Tax Accounts
NY Form POA-1 - Power of Attorney
NY Form TR-2000 - E-ZRep Tax Information Access and Transaction Authorization Form
Paycheck Withholding Calculator
Statement of Account
To Do List
Withholding Tax Rate Tables
Program Operation and Utilities
Adding employers and payers to the Client List
Client List Options
Client Status Fields
Create a copy of a client
Deleting an employee or a form
End User License Agreement (EULA) Screen
Firm/License Information Screen
Import Prior Year W-2/1099 for E-filing Purposes
Network Utilities (Network Version Only)
Payroll Client Folder
Payroll Client List
Payroll Firm/License Information Screen
Payroll Getting Started
Payroll Label/Envelope Maker
Payroll Module Interface
Payroll Module Library
Payroll System Overview
Report Viewer Screen
Restore Backed-Up Data
Restore Deleted Clients
Components of Payroll System
Payroll (ATF and Live)
Blank Check Setup
Check Printing Supplies
Correcting 941 for missing ERC (Employee Retention Credit)
Creating a local rate schedule file
Direct Deposit in LivePayroll
Gross-up for All Taxes and Deductions
Live Payroll Setup utility
LivePayroll vs. After-the-Fact Payroll
Paying 1099 recipients by Direct Deposit
Print Payroll Checks or stubs
Setting up a progressive or rate schedule tax
Setting up employee withholding
Setting up employers and employees in LivePayroll
Setting up hourly employees
Setting up local withholding tax
Setting up vacation & sick leave
Typical Examples of Vacation/Sick Leave Policy Settings for Hourly and Salaried Employees
Vacation and Sick Leave in LivePayroll
Vacation/Sick Leave Employee Setup
Vacation/Sick Leave Overview
Vacation/Sick Leave Policy Setup
Vendor Check Utilities
Workers' Compensation Information
Workers' Compensation Report Setup
Workers' Compensation Setup
941-X - Simplest Procedure to add ERC (Employee Retention Credit)
Arizona AZFSET Web File for Withholding Return Filing
Arizona Form A1-APR - Annual Payment Withholding Tax Return
Arizona Form A1-QRT/A1-WP - Quarterly Withholding Tax Return
Arizona Form UC-018/020 Quarterly Unemployment Tax and Wage Report
Arizona Forms A1-R - Annual Withholding Reconciliation Return
CA EDD e-Services File Attachment
CA Form 592 - Resident and Nonresident Withholding Statement
CA Form 592-B - Resident and Nonresident Withholding Tax Statement
CA Form DE 3B HW - Employer of Household Worker(s) Quarterly Report of Wages and Withholdings
CA Form DE 3HW - Employer of Household Worker(s) Annual Payroll Tax Return
CA Form DE 88 - Payment Coupon
CA Form DE 9 - Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages
CA Form DE 9C - Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation)
CO Form DR 1094 - Colorado W-2 Wage Withholding Tax Return
CO Form DR 1107 - 1099 Income Withholding Tax Return
CO Form UITR-1 - Your Quarterly Report of Wages Paid and Premiums Owed
CT Form CT-941 - Employer Quarterly Reconciliation of Withholding
CT Form CT-W3 – Connecticut Annual Reconciliation of Withholding
CT Form UC-2/5A/5B - Employer Contribution Return and Quarterly Earnings Report
CT UC-2/5A/5B - Bulk File Upload Support
FL Form RT-6 - Electronic Filing Instructions
FL Form RT-6 - Florida Quarterly Reemployment Compensation and Wage Report
FL Form RT-6 Electronic Filing Error Codes
Form 8453 - Employment Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return
Form 8655 - Reporting Agent Authorization
Form 8655 Reporting Agent List
Form 8879 - IRS e-file Signature Authorization
Form 940 - Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return
Form 941 - Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Form 943 - Employer's Annual Tax Return for Agricultural Employees
Form 944 - Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return
Form 945 - Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax
Generic State Quarterly Unemployment Compensation and Wage Report
Georgia Form DOL-4N – Employer's Quarterly Tax and Wage Report
Georgia Form G-7 – Employer’s Quarterly Return For Monthly Payers and Voucher GA-V
Georgia Form G-7 – Employer’s Quarterly Return For Quarterly Payers
IL Form UI-3/40 - Employer's Contribution and Wage Report
IL Forms IL-941/IL-501 - Employer's Quarterly Withholding Income Tax Return
Instructions for Completing Employer Payroll Form WR-30
MD Forms DLLR/DUI 15/16 - Maryland Unemployment Insurance Quarterly Contribution and Employment Reports
MD MW506/MW506M - Employer's Return of Income Tax Report
MD MW508 - Annual Employer Withholding Reconciliation Return
MI Form 5080 - Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Monthly/Quarterly Return (and Form 5095)
MI Form 5081 - Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Annual Return
MI UIA 1028 - Employer's Quarterly Wage/Tax Report
Missouri Form MO-941 – Employer's Return of Income Taxes Withheld
Missouri Form MODES-4 – Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report
NC Web File Upload for Form NC-3
NJ-927 and WR-30 E-Filing Acknowledgement File
Nevada Form RPT3795/NEW0098 – Employer's Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report
New Jersey Form NJ-927/NJ-927-W and Form WR-30 E-Filing
New Jersey Form NJ-927/NJ-927-W/WR-30, Employer's Quarterly Report
New York Form MTA-305, Employer's Quarterly Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax Return
New York Form NYS-1, Return of Tax Withheld
New York Form NYS-45, Quarterly Combined Withholding, Wage Reporting and Unemployment Insurance Return
North Carolina Form NCUI-101, Employer's Quarterly Tax and Wage Report
North Carolina Withholding Forms
Payroll Deposit Records
Pennsylvania Form UC-2 – Employer's Report for Unemployment Compensation
South Carolina Form WH-1601, Withholding Tax Coupon
South Carolina Form WH-1605, SC Withholding Quarterly Tax Return
South Carolina Form WH-1606, SC Withholding Fourth Quarter/Annual Reconciliation
TN Form LB-0456/0851, Quarterly Unemployment Premium and Wage Report
Texas Forms C-3/C-4, Employer's Quarterly Report
UT Form 33H - File Upload Instructions
UT Form TC-941-E - File Upload Instructions
Utah Form 33H/33HA, Utah Employer Quarterly Wage List and Contribution Report
Utah Form TC-941-E, Utah Withholding Return
Utah Form TC-941PC, Payment Coupon for Utah Withholding Tax
VA Web Upload for Return Filing
Virginia Forms VA-5, VA-6, VA-15, VA-16
Virginia Forms VEC-FC-20/21 – Employer's Quarterly Tax Report
Washington State Form F212-055-000 - Quarterly Report for Industrial Insurance
Washington State Forms 5208A and 5208B, Employer's Quarterly Tax and Wage Detail Reports
Wisconsin Form UCT-101 and UC-7823-E, Quarterly Contribution Report and Quarterly Wage Report
Program Operation and Utilities
Add FUTA Only Adjustment
Add State UI Adjustment
Adding or editing vendors
Auto – Personal Use
Choose between entering paychecks by payee or by date
Cost of Employer Sponsored Health Coverage
Custom Payroll Journal
Customizing the Payroll Data Grid with the Options button
Entering vendor payments
Gross-up for Employer Paid FICA
Gross-up for Employer Paid FICA and CA SDI
Health Insurance Compensation for 2% Owners of S-Corps
Health Savings Account (HSA)
New Jersey Payroll Setup
Opening the Payroll Data Grid
Payroll Data Grid shortcuts
Payroll Summary Reports
Reordering the columns on the Payroll Data Grid
S Corp Paid Medical Insurance
Setting up paycheck items
Show/Hide Payee Info in Payroll Data Grid
State Roth IRA
CA Form DE 678 - Tax and Wage Adjustment
CA Form DE 9ADJ - Quarterly Contribution and Wage Adjustment Form
Form 941-X – Adjusted Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund
Form 943-X – Adjusted Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund
Form 944-X – Adjusted Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund
Form 945-X – Adjusted Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax or Claim for Refund
Form W-2c and W-3c
MI Form 5082, Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Amended Annual Return
MI Form 5092, Sales, Use and Withholding Taxes Amended Monthly/Quarterly Return
New York Form NYS-45-X, Amended Quarterly Combined W/H, Wage Reporting and UI Return
W-2c Summary Reports
Can Form 941-X be e-filed?
AZ Form A1-T - Withholding Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements
CFS Form Order Worksheet
CO Form DR 1093 - Annual Transmittal of State W-2 Forms
CO Form DR 1106 - Annual Transmittal of State 1099 Forms
CT Form CT-1096 – Connecticut Annual Summary and Transmittal of Information Returns
CT Form CT-W3 or CT-1096- CSV File Upload Instructions
DE Form W3 - Annual Withholding Reconciliation Statement (for e-file only)
DE W3 - CSV File Upload Instructions
Form 1096 - Annual Summary and Transmittal of US Information Returns
Form 1098 - Mortgage Interest Statement
Form 1098-T - Tuition Statement
Form 1099-A - Acquisition or Abandonment of Secured Property
Form 1099-B - Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions
Form 1099-C - Cancellation of Debt
Form 1099-DIV - Dividends and Distributions
Form 1099-INT - Interest Income
Form 1099-MISC - Miscellaneous Information
Form 1099-NEC - Nonemployee Compensation
Form 1099-PATR - Proceeds from Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions
Form 1099-R - Distributions From Pensions, etc.
Form 1099-S - Proceeds From Real Estate Transactions
Form 1099-SA - Distributions from an HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA
Form W-2 and W-3
Form W-2G - Certain Gambling Winnings
GA Form G-1003 - CSV File Upload Instructions
GA Form G-1003 – Income Statement Return
ID Form 967 -Idaho Annual Withholding Report
MO Form MO W-3 - Transmittal of Tax Statements
NJ Form NJ-W-3 - Reconciliation of Tax Withheld
North Carolina Form NC-3, Annual Withholding Reconciliation
OR Form OR-WR- Electronic Filing Instructions
Ohio IT 3, Transmittal of W-2 and 1099-R Statements
Oregon Form OR-WR – Annual Withholding Tax Reconciliation Report
PA Form REV-1667 - Annual Withholding Reconciliation Statement
PA Form REV-1667 - CSV File Upload Instructions
South Carolina Form WH-1612 – Transmittal Form for W-2s or 1099s Submitted by CD-ROM or Paper
West Virginia Form WV/IT-103 - Withholding Year End Reconciliation
Program Operation and Utilities
Create IRS Bulk TIN Matching File
Create SSN Verification Upload File
Mask an employee's SSN/TIN on printed payee statements
Printing Information Returns
Read IRS Bulk TIN Matching Results File
W-2/1099 Summary Reports
W2/1099: Transferring data between 1099-MISC form and 1099-NEC form
Which forms/envelopes are compatible with CFS W2/1099 Software?
NY Sales Tax Preparer
CT Form OS-114 - Sales and Use Tax Return
Form FT-945/1045 - Sales Tax Prepayment on Motor Fuel/Diesel Motor Fuel Return
Form ST-809 - New York State and Local Sales and Use Tax Return for Part-Quarterly (Monthly) Filers
NY Form FT-943 - Quarterly Inventory Report by Retail Service Stations and Fixed Base Operators
NY Form ST-100 - New York State and Local Quarterly Sales and Use Tax Return
NY Form ST-810 - New York State and Local Quarterly Sales and Use Tax Return for Part-Quarterly (Monthly) Filers
Changes with Fill-N-Print
Quick Reference Guide
Add your own PDFs to a Client's Files folder
Browse or search through all Toolboxes
Client password protection
Customize how a Client's Files are listed
Downloading IRS PDF forms
Filtering clients based on the selected Toolbox
Free tools inside TaxTools WorkShop
Integrated knowledge base
Managing inactive clients
Removing client password protection
Search for clients, client's files, and tools
Setting automatic backups
Switching products using the Toolbox pulldown
All sales/property tax products can be found in the Sales and Property Tax toolbox
Carry files over to next year
Change screen font size
Check for TaxTools WorkShop updates
Connecting to an Existing Network Database
Copy Data Between Single User and Network
Creating a new network database
Firm Information Screen
How do I add email addresses or usernames for other users to grant them access to TaxTools WorkShop?
Importing clients from a CSV file
Importing clients from other CFS software into TaxTools WorkShop
Importing from Lacerte
Importing from older programs
Introduction to TaxTools WorkShop
Peforming a manual backup
Restoring from a .clad file
Rolling over client data
Running TaxTools WorkShop in the Windows Notification Area
Sorting and filtering by Client Code
Switching Between Single-User Mode and Network Mode
Using an email address to access a program
Automatically extend subscriptions
Buying a subscription
Network upgrades and additional users
Partial-month subscription credit
Individual Tax Planner
CA Form 100, California Corporation Franchise or Income Tax Return
CA Form 100-ES, Corporation Estimated Tax
CA Form 100S, California S Corporation Franchise or Income Tax Return
CA Form 3519 - Payment for Automatic Extension for Individuals
CA Form 3520-BE, Business Entity or Group Nonresident Power of Attorney Declaration
CA Form 3520-PIT, Individual or Fiduciary Power of Attorney Declaration
CA Form 3520-RVK, Power of Attorney Declaration Revocation
CA Form 3522 - LLC Tax Voucher
CA Form 3525 - Substitute W-2, etc...
CA Form 3533 - Change of Address for Individuals
CA Form 3533-B - Change of Address for Businesses, Exempt Organizations, Estates and Trusts
CA Form 3534 - Tax Information Authorization
CA Form 3535 - Tax Information Authorization Revocation
CA Form 3536 - Estimated Fee for LLCs
CA Form 3537 - Payment for Automatic Extension for LLCs
CA Form 3538 - Payment for Automatic Extension for LPs, LLPs, and REMICs
CA Form 3539 - Payment for Automatic Extension for Corporations and Exempt Organizations
CA Form 3563 - Payment for Automatic Extension for Fiduciaries
CA Form 3840 - California Like-Kind Exchanges
CA Form 4905 BE, Offer in Compromise Application – BE
CA Form 540-ES, Estimated Tax For Individuals
CA Form 541-ES, Estimated Tax For Fiduciaries
CA Form 565, Partnership Return of Income
CA Form 568, Limited Liability Company Return of Income
CA Form 593 - Real Estate Withholding Statement
CA Form 8454 - e-file Opt-Out Record for Individuals
CA Form DE 999A, Offer in Compromise Application
Form 656, Offer in Compromise
"Initial Validation Failed"
"Invalid user settings"
"Offline mode has expired"
"The program failed to initialize. Please re install the program."
"The program is already running"
Error: "An internet connection was not found"
Error: "The program cannot connect to the CFS server"
Finding or changing the Network Data Path
Import prior year 571s created in TaxTools WorkShop
Licensed software is stuck in demo mode
Mapped drives aren't visible
Recover Missing Clients
Remove All Client Locks
Repair Classic Client Database
Sending diagnostic logs to tech support
TaxTools WorkShop freezes on startup
Troubleshooting internet connectivity
User Account Control (UAC) message: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?"
View and send error logs
Adding a custom logo to worksheets
Silently install TaxTools WorkShop
"Download failed" error
"Error 9 Subscript Out Of Range" when trying to 'Add/Edit Payroll Data'
"Exceeded maximum amount" with respect to Social Security and CA SDI withholdings
"Not Saved" message when saving Firm Information
"Not saved" message when entering or exiting program
"OCX File Missing" or "OCX File Not Registered" error after updating Windows
"Payroll is locked" when attempting to update
"Registration file not found at the network"
"Small Fonts and Sans Serif can't be found" when Starting Program
"The feature you are trying to use..."
"This app can't run on your PC"
"This client is currently locked by another user. Access is denied."
"Unable to open infobase"
After installation the desktop shortcut icon is wrong or missing
CD install fails with message "Previous installation not found"
CFS Setup runs another vendor's installer
CFSSTRT: Program <File Name> was not Found in Folder <Folder Name> - Install may be Necessary
Component Not Registered or Component Missing error
Data Directory Invalid error
Error 1004: Error Accessing Database
Error 105: The transmission was unsuccessful
Error 12007 "Name not resolved" on Update from the Web
Error 12029 "Cannot Connect" on Update from the Web
Error 12031 when Downloading
Error 16 when Printing Form
Error 1706: No valid source could be found for product ( ). The Windows Installer cannot continue.
Error 2018: Page margins are too large, can't run report
Error 2019 when Printing Report
Error 3022 in Payroll System
Error 3031 when Restoring Payroll Data
Error 3045 in Payroll System
Error 3049 in Payroll System
Error 3050 in Payroll System
Error 3051 in Payroll System Network Installation
Error 3051 when Restoring Payroll Data
Error 3051: The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file...
Error 3075 in Payroll System
Error 3112 in Payroll System
Error 3265: "Item not found in this collection"
Error 32765 when printing
Error 3343 in Payroll System
Error 339 "File is not correctly registered" During Install
Error 339: CSCMD32.OCX etc failed to self-register
Error 339: THREED32.OCX is not correctly registered
Error 339: VSSPELL6.OCX failed to self-register
Error 339: component missing or not properly registered
Error 3421 when Restoring Data
Error 35756 when Starting Program
Error 35761 when Attempting to Update
Error 35764 when Attempting to Update
Error 3633 when Starting Payroll System
Error 3800 in Payroll System
Error 380: Invalid property value
Error 381: Invalid property array index
Error 400: Form already displayed; can't show modally
Error 429 when Printing Form
Error 429: ActiveX component cannot create object
Error 429: You don't have an appropriate license to use this functionality
Error 48 and Error 3265: Trouble loading DLL
Error 480: Can't create AutoRedraw image
Error 482 when Trying to Print
Error 484 when Trying to Print
Error 5001 on Installation
Error 5003 during Print Preview
Error 52: Bad file name or number
Error 53: File Not Found
Error 5: Invalid procedure call
Error 63 and Error 380
Error 6: Overflow
Error 7 when Starting Program
Error 70: Permission Denied
Error 75: Path/File Access Error
Error 9 and Error 381
Error 9 and Error 63
Error 94 - Invalid Use Of Null: When Trying To Add/Edit Payroll Data
Error Message: "A previous version of [program] was not found..."
Error Message: "Not a Valid Win32 Executable"
Error Message: "Version of the application could not be determined"
Error Message: "Zip file damaged"
Error TX4OLE invalid property value 1-900
Error Using Font - There was an error using the font OCR-ACFS [Payroll System Only]
Error: "Installed Version Could Not Be Determined"
Form is missing text and/or graphics (boxes, shading and lines)
Forms print on both sides of the paper
Importing Data from the Prior Year: Only Client Demographic Data is Imported, No Client Folder Data is Imported
Install / Uninstall: Setup Runs Another Vendor's Installer
Installer's Repair option freezes on EXE files
Items "Not Saved"
MICR Font Not Installed - The MICR font necessary to print on blank check stock is not installed
Mapped network drives are not visible during installation
Message During Automatic Backup: Change Backup Location - The Specified Location Cannot Be Used For The Backup
Message that something "needs to be installed" or "is on CD"
Modules do not load and no error is displayed
Move Data Process Errors
OCR-A (or OCR-ACFS) font is not properly installed
Printing paychecks freezes Payroll System
Printouts are crunched into a small area at the top of the paper
Program Crashes Without Error Message when Printing
Program freezes after displaying Error 52: "Bad file name or number"
QBXML Query Response Error
Setup Stalls During Full Install
Still Running Old Version after Update
The top of the window is off screen
Update Setup Reports File Is Locked
Update Setup Stalls
When printing red forms all pages are blank
Your Network Data Is Read-Only
Table of Contents
Updated by Eric
Data backup is insurance against loss. There is short-term loss where the goal is to recover immediately from a computer crash, perhaps caused by a power failure. There is also long-term loss, where there is need to recover data accidentally deleted some time ago, the loss of which has just been discovered. And there is sometimes a need to reproduce hard copy of forms from some previous year.
Short term backup is the first type to consider. This is what is needed if a database file or folder is damaged. A major consideration for backup is the environment. How many computers are included? Is there a network? What other backup procedures are in use?
CFS programs can be configured to back up the data on program exit (if there has been a data change).
CFS programs are able to write the backup to various media. The single user version and the network version of the program can write a backup to:
- Any hard drive on the local computer
- Any mapped network drive
- Removable storage such as a USB thumb drive
A backup folder may be copied to a CD-R or DVD-R or backed up to a folder on the hard drive. Then use the appropriate writer program to copy that backup folder to the CD-R or DVD-R.
Automatic Backup Software
New on the market are programs and products which can back up files on your system in real time.
These programs run in the background and sense when you have changed a file. The file is then copied to the backup medium which might be an internal or external hard drive or leased space on the internet.
The real time backup program may claim to sleep while you are working and accomplish the backup when you are idle. Our experience has been that these programs may cause a performance drain on your system, and may even cause some programs to fail. The CFS Payroll System cannot tolerate the interference from some of these programs. If you implement such a system (Carbonite, for example) you might need to configure it so that the Payroll System database folder is excluded from the real time backup. Create a folder away from CFSLIB which is included in the realtime backup and then configure the Payroll System to store its automatic backup in that folder. Or turn off the real time backup facility while entering payroll data.
Setting Up Automatic Backup
The CFS Toolbox programs can be configured to back up the database on program exit if any changes have been made.
- Click on the Utilities menu. Select Backup Data or Backup Selected Clients.
- In the Backup dialog box, under "Backup drive and directory," select the appropriate drive letter.
- The other box is the Directory box. Use that box, and the create folder button if needed, to develop a path to where you want to save the backup data.
- When the path is set, click the "NEXT" button.
- In the next dialog box, click the "Select All" button, then the Finish button.
- Proceed with the backup.
- When the backup is complete, the program offers to make this the backup directory for AUTOMATIC BACKUPS. Click the "Yes" button.
- When the backup is complete, click on the Configuration menu.
- In the Configuration dialog, make sure the “Automatically Backup…” checkbox in the bottom left corner is checked. Save settings and close.
Back Up To Optical Media (CD-R or DVD-R)
Note: there are special cases when it is possible to back up directly to a specially prepared CD-RW device. However, in general, the best way to copy data from the computer to CD or DVD is to use the CD writing software which came either with the operating system or with the CD Writer device.
To back up to a CD, first do a manual backup (Utilities - Backup) to a folder to which you have given a descriptive name, such as "CFS PR2012 backup 20120915". Then use the facilities of the operating system or the CD writer software to copy that folder to a CD. See the "Detailed Instructions and Procedures" topic "BACK UP to and RESTORE from CD or DVD".
Most likely, you have other software with requirements of data backup. It would make sense to create one folder, perhaps called BACKTOCD, and then back up the CFS data and other data into appropriate folders in that folder. That folder can then be used to "copy" or "send to" the CD image.
It’s a good idea to schedule a backup once per week and keep all backup CDs. CDs are not guaranteed to last forever and they can be subject to accidental physical damage. If you find that a backup CD is bad, you can retore from the previous CD.
Configuration: Single Computer, No Network
For a single computer configuration, for short term insurance, the preferred backup is to a device other than where the CFS data resides. For example, set the automatic backup to back the data up to a different hard drive in the computer, or to any removable medium. If the only available medium is the C: drive, then the backup folder under the program folder is as good a place as any - at least we can find it if necessary.
For long term insurance, the best medium is probably CD-R. Do a backup to a new folder with an appropriately descriptive name, and then take the steps to copy that folder to a CD.
The second best long term insurance is to back up to any of the removable storage media, using a different (descriptive) folder name each time a backup is made. Do not over-write a previous folder.
Next month you may want to go back and look at data as it existed in the middle of last year.
Configuration: Multiple Computers, Network Available, Single User License
For this configuration, the preferred short term insurance is to back up the data across the network to a different computer. If the CFS program is installed on multiple computers, each should have automatic backup set to store the backup on a folder different from the other workstations. The folder name for each backup should include the name of the computer being backed up.
If there are only two computers, and the CFS program is installed on each, the best short term backup method is to set each of the computers to automatically back up to a backup folder on the other computer. Thus, if either computer should suffer a total meltdown, the other computer will have all the data.
For long term insurance, the best medium is probably CD-R. Create a folder called BACKTOCD at a location accessible to every computer. From each machine, do a backup to a folder under BACKTOCD, with a name indicating the machine being backed up. Then take the steps to write the BACKTOCD folder to a CD.
The second best long term insurance is to back up to any of the removable storage media, using a different (descriptive) folder name each time a backup is made. Do not over-write a previous folder.
Next month you may want to go back and look at data as it existed in the middle of last year.
Configuration: Network License
For a network license configuration, it is assumed that there is one database being used from multiple workstations. That database may be on one of the workstations, or it might be on a stand-alone server.
If there is one database, then one backup folder may be used by all users. Note that each user in the "user list" corresponds to a configuration file, and that the configuration file contains things like path to the database, path to the automatic backup folder, checkmark for automatically back up on exit, check for updates on program start, and the rest of the items in the Configuration dialog box. Each user configuration must point to the backup folder.
The preferred short term insurance backup strategy is to use automatic backup to a folder which is on a computer or server different from the machine supporting the database. For example, if the database is on server AAA, the best place for the backup is on server BBB. If the database is on a computer called BOSS, then the backup should be on a computer called WORKER.
Long term insurance strategies vary depending on the environment - especially the general backup policy. If there are some hard drives in the installation which are being backed up to tape, DVD, removable hard drive, or other media then either the live database or the backup folder should be on that hard drive. Note, however, that if the backup is to removable storage which is recycled, you should also make a copy on permanent media, such as a CD. Otherwise, if the removable storage is overwritten, data for that time period will be lost.