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Quickly and easily transition to Lacerte and understand key steps to get started. You'll get the knowledge and resources you need to help you have a successful tax year.
Set up Intuit My Account profile
Create your personal My Account profile to get access to your Lacerte download, view your account status, change your personal settings and more.
Before you begin using your Lacerte software, IRS standards require you to validate each individual user's identity. Learn how to set up your Primary Administrator to manage your software and My Account user access.
Enable security measures
Visit Intuit Account Manager to verify your email, ensure you have a strong password, and enable two-step verification.
Get a head start on tax season and start familiarizing yourself with Lacerte.
If you purchased the hosted version of Lacerte, you do not need to download the software. You will be receiving a series of emails from Intuit-Lacerte-Hosting-NoReply@intuit.com with further instructions on how to set up and access your Right Networks hosted Lacerte environment.
Get EFIN and/or PTIN
Obtain your EFIN (e-file identification number) and PTIN (Preparer Tax Identification Number ) in order to meet IRS compliance guidelines and e-file this season. The sooner you fill out your application, the better, as the approval process can take at least 45 days.
Once you have your EFIN, you will need to verify it with Intuit. This IRS-required step is mandatory and helps protect both you and your clients from fraud. We have resources to help you with the process, but you will want to start immediately to avoid any delays in season.
Save time by populating key data from last year’s tax returns into new returns, giving you a helpful starting point for this year.