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EstateVal/Bloomberg BNA 706 Interface Tutorial

If you are a subscriber to BNA Software's Estate & Gift Tax 706 Preparer and use EstateVal as your source for security valuations, the EstateVal/BNA 706 interface can help eliminate unnecessary manual entry of data between the software packages.

The EstateVal/BNA 706 interface is a short two-step process: creation and export of securities file from EstateVal and import of that file into the BNA Estate & Gift Tax 706 Preparer.

Export

  • Initialize estate in the BNA Estate & Gift Tax 706 Preparer.
  • Go into EstateVal and under Tools : Options : Export, change the Type to BNA 706 and enter a Path to where you would like to save the exported file.
  • Create a portfolio with the securities, Save the file and Evaluate
  • Go to File : Export : From EstateVal, select the report type, enter a filename and hit Export. (File should show a .prn extension) If exporting alternate date also, make sure that you give it a different filename.

    Import
    Now that the file has been exported from EstateVal, you are ready to import the file into the BNA Estate & Gift Tax 706 Preparer.

  • Open your estate in the BNA Estate & Gift Tax 706 Preparer.
  • Go to Utilities then to Securities Valuation Data Import
  • A window will appear. Click Next and enter the path and filename of the Date of Death file you exported from EstateVal. A file summary will show, which helps determine if you are importing the correct file.
  • Click Next again and you will be asked if you would also like to import valuations for the alternate date. If you choose No you will be given a list of securities available for import but if you choose Yes you will be asked to enter the path and filename of the Alternate Date file you exported from EstateVal and then Next to list the securities ready for import.
  • If you click Next again, it will show you a list of schedules where you could import your securities. You can then select which one you want and then Next to list the securities. Here you could select which securities you want to import or you could choose Select All or Select None.
  • It will then display the securities you've chosen to import and if you click Next again, it will post your securities to your selected schedule. You can always click Cancel anytime you want to abort the process.

    For BNA 706 software support, please call (800) 424-2938.