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Using Timers in ProFile to track hours worked on returns

About Timers

The Timer feature tracks the amount of time spent working on each return in ProFile.

ProFile uses separate timers for each return window that is open. ProFile automatically pauses the timer when the individual document window is inactive. This allows preparers to work on multiple returns at one time and each assigned timer reflects only the time actually spend on each.

Note: ProFile does not pause a timer if the preparer switches to another application or program used on the computer. The timer on the most-recently active return continues to run in this scenario.

Enabling Timers

1. Select the “Environment” option from the “Options” drop-down menu in the top toolbar menu.

2. Click on the “Use Timer” checkbox in the “Environment” window.

3. Click the “OK” button; the window closes.

The timer begins to count in the bottom-left corner of the ProFile window:

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Pausing Timers

There are two methods to pause the timer in ProFile.

Click directly on the counting timer; the timer pauses and turns red:

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Alternatively, select the “Pause Timer” option from the “Options” drop-down menu in the top toolbar menu:

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Resuming Timers

To resume a timer, click on the paused timer or select the “Pause Timer” option under the “Options” drop-down menu again.

The timer resumes from the paused point and continues to count.

Additional Information

Click here to review our Community article on setting up billing and invoicing on the T1 module, including invoicing by hour.

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