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15877: Updating Prior Year On the Fly (DAS)

Update from Prior Year

Drake Accounting®: Can I update prior year "On the Fly" employee and vendor information into my current year software? 


Yes, this is done at On the Fly > Update Prior Year. Use this feature to bring forward all employee, and vendor information that was entered "on the fly" in last year’s Drake Accounting.

The client must exist in the current Drake Accounting® program before bringing the “on the fly” information forward. If the client exists in last year’s Drake Accounting® software, go to Client > Update Prior Year to bring the client forward into this year’s program.

To update On the Fly Drake Accounting® clients from last year’s Drake Accounting® program, complete the following steps:

  1. After the client has been brought into this year’s installation, go to On the Fly > Update Prior Year.
  2. Select the location of the client files to convert to the current year program by clicking the location under Existing Data Paths.
  3. The client files entered "on the fly" in the selected location are displayed at the bottom of the dialog box. Select individual client files by clicking the box to the left of the Client Code column, or click the box to the left of the Client Code column header to select all clients in the selected location.
  4. On the right side of the window, select the forms to bring into the current program or Select All to bring all forms for the selected clients forward.
  5. Click Update.

For Drake Accounting® 2020, 1099 On-the-Fly contractors with amounts in more than box 7 will update from Drake Accounting® 2019 to Drake Accounting® 2020 as both 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC. 1099 On-the-Fly contractors with an amount in box 7 only will update as a 1099-NEC.

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