Auto-Update Files

Configure TaxCycle to automatically update from a location on your office network or on the web (URL). This allows you to control when the updates are made available to your organization.

Download the latest auto-update file from the list, then follow the instructions (below) to set the update location.

This release rolls over the Forms module to 2020, and updates calculations and templates in other modules.

Release Notes

Download Auto-Update Files

This release rolls over the T5013 module to 2020 for early data entry. It also includes other requests and fixes.

Release Notes

Download Auto-Update Files

Set up each computer (one-time configuration)

  1. Go to Options. (To open Options from the Start screen, click Options 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, click Auto-update.
  3. On the right side of the dialog box, select Custom.
  4. Browse to set the Path for custom update. This can be a location on your network (remember to enter the path as a UNC path), or a website (url). For example: \\mycomputer\sharedfolder or
  5. Click OK to save the changes.

Screen Capture: Auto-Update Options

Publish the auto-update file (after each software release)

  1. Download the auto-update file from the list above.
  2. Unzip the file to the shared folder on your network. This puts the two update files in the folder: Director.Xml and (or an equivalent version number). These two files must be in the folder for the update to work.
  3. When a new version is released, replace the Director.xml file and add the new version-number zip file. The old zip file from the previous update is not required and can be safely deleted.

Screen Capture: Auto-update file in Windows Explorer