When you have a client with existing depreciation and you are entering for the first time into the program, follow the steps below:
- From the Input Return tab, go to Deductions ⮕ Depreciation.
- Enter pertinent information into the grid:
- Description of Property
- Activity Name or Number
- Date Placed in Service
- Cost or Basis
- On the right side of the row, click the blue Details button.
- Under Regular Depreciation, in the Federal Depreciation section, fill out Prior Depreciation/Amortization and Prior Section 179.
For business returns (Partnership, S-Corporations, Corporations, and Exempt Organizations), you must go to the Balance Sheet screen and enter the amounts for Beginning: Buildings and Other Depreciable Assets and Beginning: Less Accumulated Depreciation for assets placed in service in a prior year.
ProConnect Tax will not transfer prior year assets of a first return by filling out the beginning balance. If the asset is placed in service in the current year, the program will include the amounts in Ending: Buildings and other depreciable assets and Ending: Less accumulated depreciation.