What is the purpose of ATX tax software?


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ATX tax software eases the process of filing tax returns, according to CCH Small Firm Services, the software's vendor. To achieve this goal, the software offers features such as a comprehensive selection of tax forms and a diagnostic filter that checks filled tax forms for errors.

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To streamline the process of calculating taxes, ATX tax software includes a wide variety of interactive tax compliance forms, explains CCH Small Firm Services. These include business, local, state and federal tax return forms such as Form 1040, the estate and trust income tax return form; Form 1120, the corporation income tax return form; and Form 1065, the document used to report income from business partnerships. Additional documents include registration forms, sales tax return forms and specialty return forms.

As of 2015, ATX tax software also comes with a large collection of payroll compliance forms that include municipal, state and federal payroll forms, notes CCH Small Firm Services. The program also features a specialized package targeted at easing the process of calculating taxes for all jurisdictions in Ohio.

The software's Check Return feature scans returns for filing errors, faulty entries and omissions, explains CCH Small Firm Services. The feature allows users to check form fields for specific errors using special filters.

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