All states have a help file which contains state instructions. To get state instructions, open a state form on your screen and press F1. Pressing F1 will bring up the help file for that particular state. The information in this file will tell you exactly how to enter information on the Federal return to carry correctly to the state return.
If there is a particular box to check on a Federal form, such as a 1099-R, or a code that needs entered on a W-2 for information to flow over to the state, Ultimate Tax help will guide you through that process.
Also located in the Ultimate Tax help screen on the states, are "Tax Tips" for that state. These will give you helpful information on a form by form basis.
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.