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Drake MultiYear Updater    (Last updated: 05/27/2019)
   UpdateDrake.zip: 538 KB 100% Clean
If you have multiple years of the Drake Tax program installed, this utility makes it easy to install new updates for tax years 2015 and later as Drake releases them.

When you run this utility, it first closes any Drake program windows that are open (a requirement to install updates). Then it locates and runs your Drake update tools for each year (starting with the latest) and installs any updates that are available. When finished it displays a summary of any updates installed along with the update notes from Drake.

No more having to update each year one by one, and no more having to go dig through the long list of Release Notes in Report Viewer to see what just got updated.

Notes:
  • This utility does not contain any Drake files itself. It automates using the Drake program files that you already have installed, and summarizes the results for easier reading.
  • To use it, simply extract the UpdateDrake.exe program from the zip file and run it. No installation is necessary. You can save the file and run it from anywhere you want. It does not save any settings to your disks or registry.
  • By default, the utility will automatically find your Drake program files on any hard-drives and mapped network drives your computer has available. If you wish to limit it to only certain drive letter(s) you can specify the drive letter(s) to use on the command line. For example: UpdateDrake.exe CS tells it to look only on drives C: and S: for your Drake program files.
  • Drake tax software is owned, copyrighted, and licensed by Drake Enterprises, Ltd., Franklin NC. Use of the name is for reference only, and in no way implies any claim of ownership.
  • Some anti-virus/anti-malware programs may erroneously flag this utility as suspicious since it was written using the AutoIt scripting tool. The executable has been thoroughly scanned is not malware in any way.


Drake Report Tweaker    (Last updated: 01/19/2019)
   ACKTweaker.exe: 381 KB    ACKTweaker.zip: 374 KB 100% Clean
When e-filing returns for multiple years, it's important to know what tax year a specific ACK summary pertains to.

One of the often requested features for Drake Tax Software that has yet to be implemented by Drake is to have the tax year printed on the various e-file reports such as Federal/State/Bank ACKs, as well as the other related reports such as the E-File Selection list and the E-File Transmission list.

This utility accomplishes that quickly and easily in one quick step.

Notes:
  • When you run this utility, it tweaks a few Drake files to add the tax year to the ACK and related e-file report headers.
  • Before tweaking the files, it makes a backup copy of the original files.
  • It tweaks the files for the current year Drake program as well as the two preceeding years.
  • This utility only needs to be run one time. However, if a Drake update get installed that removes the tweak, you can simply run this utility again to re-apply it. Files that have already been tweaked will be automatically skipped.
  • One other tweak that this utility applies is a simple adjustment to the column widths of the Pending Ack report to improve the look.
  • Drake tax software is owned, copyrighted, and licensed by Drake Enterprises, Ltd., Franklin NC. Use of the name is for reference only, and in no way implies any claim of ownership.
  • Some anti-virus/anti-malware programs may erroneously flag this utility as suspicious since it was written using the AutoIt scripting tool. The executable has been thoroughly scanned is not malware in any way.


2018 EITC Table Charts    (Last updated: 12/26/2018)
   2018_EITC.zip: 310 KB 100% Clean
Displays the 2018 Earned Income Tax Credit tables in chart form to make it easier to explain to a client how their income level and number of children affected their EITC.

     
Notes:
  • The zip file includes both charts (single and married) in PDF format as well as the MS-Excel spreadsheet used to generate the charts. Or you can click on one of the thumbnails to download the PDF directly.