You can find lots of helpful information on using TaxWise in the yellow and blue tabs in your Pub 4012. We are using the on-line version of TaxWise (primarily described in the blue tabs), but there is also some very helpful and relevant information in yellow tabs 1 and 2.
Page 8-9 of Pub 4012 Tab 8 has a very helpful step-by-step checklist of what to do in TaxWise. For the Basic Certification test, you do NOT need to worry about any of the E-file details after the Quality Review process, because you will not actually e-file the practice returns you create for the test.
Getting the RED out Question:
When a field such as the "Advance EIC payment" is zero, how do you make the box on the W-2 stop being red? I still get the right totals, but when it is 0 and I enter in 0 it stays red.
Answer: If a TaxWise field stays red after you enter 0, just press Control+Spacebar to "get the red out." Control+Spacebar is your way to tell TaxWise, "Yes, I really mean for this field to be zero! I didn't overlook it!"