Roll Rolling Forward Clients

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The Client (Filer, Entity) Management module maintains your clients in distinct annual databases that can be rolled forward from year-to-year without any loss of prior year integrity. If you used Account Ability in 2019, you will probably want to roll forward the 2019 client register.

 

To roll forward the client register,

 

Select Client (Filer, Entity) Management from the Module menu.
Select Roll Forward from the Client Import/Export Bar.

 

If the prior year database, AA2019.abs, is not found, the exception

 

Prior Year Data Not Found

is raised. Otherwise, the Roll Forward Client Register dialog is displayed,

 

Roll Forward Client Register

Roll Forward Client Register Dialog

 

bullet_boxExclude filers who were inactive in 2019

If checked, clients who were marked inactive during the 2019 reporting year are not rolled forward.

 

bullet_boxExclude filers who terminated business last year

If checked, clients who terminated business during the 2019 reporting year are not rolled forward.

 

bullet_boxExclude filers who filed a final return last year

If checked, clients who filed final returns during the 2019 reporting year are not rolled forward.

 

bullet_boxExclude filers with a tax reporting year prior to 2019

If checked, clients with a reporting year prior to 2019 are not rolled forward.

 

bullet_boxExclude filers marked for corrected returns only

If checked, correction clients are not rolled forward.

 

bullet_boxErase each filer's note register

If checked, each client's 2020 Note Register is erased.

 

bullet_box(SECURITY) Roll forward passwords used in 2019

If checked, all passwords used in 2019 are rolled forward to 2020.

 

bullet_boxSelect a specific client from the list below or leave blank for all clients

This option contains a list of all Clients used in 2019 that can be rolled forward. You can select a single client from this list or leave it blank to select all clients. In the illustration above, only Client RENA would be rolled forward.

 

note Notes

 

An alternative way to locate prior year data is to exit the 2020 version of Account Ability, run the 2019 version, then restart the 2020 version.
Only the client register is rolled forward. You will have the option to roll forward a client's Information Returns and Annual Wage Reports as you work on them. This is discussed in the topic Working with Tax Forms.
If you receive the error Failed to Roll Client ID XXXX: Key Violation, this is an indication that a client already exists with Client ID XXXX.