5500-US ELF: Using the Return Acknowledgement Identification Number (FAQ)

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Question

When do I use the Return Acknowledgement Identification Number?

Answer

The Department of Labor (DOL) assigns a Return Acknowledgement Identification Number with each electronically filed 5500 return. You will need this ID number if you amend the return. For an amended return, enter the number in the Amended return: Original return acknowledgment ID number field in Screen 5500 in the General folder. To review acknowledgement ID numbers, choose Utilities > Electronic Filing Status. The acknowledgment number will be in the SubID/AckId/RIN column.

If you do not enter the Return Acknowledgement Identification Number in the Amended return: Original return acknowledgment ID number field, UltraTax CS generates a “Return has been marked as amended. The Original return acknowledgment ID number …” federal diagnostic message.

Related topic: 5500-US ELF: Electronic filing FAQs

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