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Variance options

Updated: 2017-03-14

Variance options allow you to customize when review messages appear when comparing the data in snapshots with the data in a tax return. Learn more about snapshots and variance in the Snapshots and variance help topic.

Set thresholds and fields that trigger variance

Adjust the thresholds for triggering variance and the types of fields that can have variance:

  1. Variance optionsTo open Options from the Start screen, click Options in the blue bar on the left side. If you have a file open, go to the File menu, then click Options.
  2. On the left side of the dialog box, expand the T1/TP1 (or any other module) section, then click on Variance to set the same options for all years. Or, expand Variance and click on a year to set different options for each year.
  3. Set minimum dollar amount or percent that triggers variance messages.
  4. Check the boxes to include unused forms, text fields, and/or fields without line numbers.
  5. Variance is detected on All fields by default, but you can choose to restrict it to Edit fields or Calculated fields instead.

Set threshold for calculation change messages

Under module options, you can set the dollar threshold that triggers calculation change messages:

  1. To open Options from the Start screen, click Options in the blue bar on the left side. If you have a file open, go to the File menu, then click Options.
  2. On the left side of the dialog box, expand the T1/TP1 (or any other module) section, then click on Variance to set the same options for all years. Or, expand Variance and click on a year to set different options for each year.
  3. Change the value in the Calculation changes section.

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