To activate a state you have purchased and installed, enter that state's abbreviation in the Address Information section of the Main Information Sheet of the return. The return for that state then appears in the forms tree, and you can add forms for that state as needed, in addition to the federal forms.
On the taxpayer W-2 or 1099s, enter the state wages at the bottom. If no state is being used, mark the box for no state.
If an installed state does not show up or disappears, go to the Main Info form, remove the state abbreviation and then re-enter it.
To add multiple states to a return, add up to 9 total abbreviations in the Resident, Non-Resident, or Part-Year Resident sections.
If you only have one state included in your installation, those forms automatically load with each return.
For the steps above to work as expected, you must have first downloaded and installed the forms for the state(s) you want to add. To check what states you have installed on your computer, on the Tools menu, click Utilities/Setup Options. In the Utility program, go to Setup, then click View Authorization to see all the Federal and State programs you have loaded, along with the versions.
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.