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Add a Safe Harbor Override to AFC Manager

Add a Safe Harbor Override to AFC Manager by overriding the Federal TAM in the EZtax.cfg file.

Before you begin

Open AFC Manager.

Steps

  1. In AFC Manager, go to Help > About AFC Manager.
    Copy the path in "Application output directory".

    About_AFC_Manager.png

  2. Close all running instances of AFC Manager for the logged-in user.
  3. Navigate to the "Application output directory" folder location using Windows Explorer.
  4. Edit EZTax.cfg in a text editor.
  5. Update or add a line for each type of safe harbor override needed.  For example, safeHarborVoipTamOverride orginalTAM=0.649, overrideTAM=0.239
    For information about the Safe Harbor override options, see TM_00548_AFC_Configuration_Guide.
    1. Set originalTAM to the default federal percentage in the form of decimal (64.9% is 0.649).  
    2. Set overrideTAM to the decimal value determined in the traffic study (23.9% is 0.239).
    3. Verify that there is a final carriage return at the end of the file.

      EZtax_Config.png

  6. Save EZtax.cfg and close the file.
  7. Open AFC Viewer within AFC Manager and then close AFC Manager to validate the update.

Result

A message is added to "Application output directory"\ezv.sta:

05/08/19 10:39:57 <Info>:  Safe Harbor Overridden from 0.649000 to 0.239000 for VoIP.
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