Instant Software Solutions – Sail Tax Updates and Downloads Available


Use one of the links below to update your already installed Sail Tax-IL software.

Also use one of the links below to do a new install of Sail Tax-IL.

1. When you click on the link below to Install or Download Sail Tax-IL for Windows versions. You will be prompted for your User Name and Password. These were included in the email we recently sent to you. Your User Name is your phone number without the area code. The phone number 847-458-5740 would be entered as 458-5740 (include the dash).

2. Your Password is the Sail Tax-IL for Windows serial number you received on the label on the sleeve that the original CD came in. The serial number looks like a phone number. If your serial number is 123-4567, enter it exactly as it shows including the dash. (This password and your user name were also sent via email when this update was released.)

3. Click on the link below to get the Update or do a Full Install:


This version released 8/1/2014

The link below is the install for liability periods beginning July 1, 2014 –with eFiling (and paper returns.) 

Install or download Sail Tax-IL for Windows with eFile version 2.7.1    <<<Use for Sail Tax update or new install

10/16/14

Version 2.7.1 fixes rate for Sparta.  Uses more advanced

installation for locked-down computers and computers with

multiple users.

 

8/1/14

Version 2.7 installs new rates effective 7/1/14, fix for

“Get ACKs” when multiple ACKs are being received,

and all fixes in prior versions.

 

Note: If using Windows 8, uninstall Sail Tax before

         Installing Sail Tax version 2.7

 

7/11/14

Version 2.67 installs fix for efile rejects for rare situations

rounding differences involving returns with ST-4, ST-14

and additional home rule.

 

6/20/14

Version 2.66 installs fix for efile rejects for gasohol deduction

rounding differences on ST-2 type returns and stops voucher

printing when client set to Paper Return and PDF return

printing.

 

Version 2.64 update notes:

Version 2.64 installs fix for systems running Windows 8

where Adobe Reader could not find the PDF return.

 

Version 2.63 update notes:

Version 2.63 installs fix for automation error when printing

(and efiling) returns using PDF printing (selected in Settings.)

 

Version 2.62 update notes:

 

Version 2.62 installs 2.6 and fixes minor rounding issues

for new IDOR version 2.0 efile error checking that were

causing a small number of rejects.  Has better handling

of changing data path in settings.

 

 

Version 2.6 update notes:

 

1) Version 2.6 installs new rates effective 1/1/2014.

 

2) Returns where quarter-monthly payments exceed the month

liability (negative amount due) can now be efiled.

 

3) New Help links on Help pull-down menu.

 

4) Complies with new IDOR version 2.0 efile specifications.

 

 

 

Version 2.5 update notes:

 

1) Version 2.5 installs new rates effective 7/1/13. See

IDOR bulletin FY 2013-15 for information on Business

District rate changes you may need to make in Sail Tax.

 

2) PDF printing is now included in Sail Tax.

Notes on PDF:

            a. If you aren’t having any issues printing returns

in Sail Tax, you don’t need to change anything and Sail

Tax will print returns using PCL as it always has.  Archived

Returns will be created as PDF files.

            b. Changing to PDF return printing.  If you have

been having issues printing returns or you want to print to a

printer that doesn’t have PCL you can change to PDF return

printing.  In Sail Tax, click on Settings.  You will see a new

option group named “Print Returns Using:” where you can

click on the “PDF Printing” button.

            c. Using PDF return printing.  When completed PDF

forms show on screen, click on the printer icon to print the

tax form(s).  On the print options screen, set the Page

Scaling to “None” or “Actual Size”.  If you can’t see the scan

line at the bottom of the printed ST-1, you will have to set the

Page Scaling to “Shrink to Fit” or “Fit”.

            d. IDOR requires that paper sales tax forms for

submission be printed on a laser printer with non-magnetic

toner.  File copies can be printed to any printer using PDF.

            e. Sail Tax cannot print duplex (2-sided) PDF’s.

Two page ST-1’s are perfectly acceptable to submit to IDOR

(assuming the taxpayer is not required to efile.)

            f. The PCL or PDF setting in Sail Tax is per each

computer.  If you have multiple computers sharing data on

a network, you can have some using PCL and some using

PDF to print returns.

 

(Version 2.51 fixes installation of PDF components which

was an issue on some computers.)

 


The link just below is Instructions for eFiling and links to IDOR forms to enroll in eFiling.

View / Download Sail Tax eFile instructions and form links

General Update Notes:

1. Depending on your browser version, keep picking Open and/or Run to install right from our web site. -OR-  Save the file “setup-Sail-???.exe” (??? will be the version number you clicked on.) to your disk and install from where you saved the file by clicking Start, then Run or by double clicking on the file in My Computer or Windows Explorer.

2. If you have any kind of high speed internet connection (DSL, cable, etc.), it’s easiest to just Open/Run the file to install the update right from the web site.

3. This will update your existing Sail Tax–IL for Windows program or install the entire Sail Tax–IL for Windows program; whichever is required.  The installation program will determine which is needed.

4. If you run Sail Tax-IL on a network, install the update to each workstation that uses Sail Tax-IL.  Do not change any of the defaults for where parts of the program are to be installed. (Let it install everything to C:)  If you are sharing data on a network drive, the install will retain the correct data path even though you chose to install everything on C:

5. This update will retain all of your settings info (data path, preparer info, etc.)

6. Call or email us if you need help!

 

The link below will allow a technician to take over your system for support issues.

Start Remote Support  *** You must be on the phone with us before clicking this button. 

 


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