1041-US ELF: Resubmitting electronically filed returns or extensions after IRS rejection (FAQ)

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Question

What do I need to consider when resubmitting an electronically filed return or extension?

Answer

The IRS does have an annual downtime for maintenance that begins in late December until the start up in mid-January. Refer to the IRS Modernized e-File (MeF) Status Page for maintenance downtimes. For information about years supported for electronic filing, see Years supported for electronic filing (FAQ).

Paper filed rejected returns

Per Publication 4163, if you cannot electronically re-file the 1041 return and are subject to the IRS e-file mandate, you must attach Form 8948, Preparer Explanation for Not Filing Electronically to the paper return.

Note: We recommend that you print the ELF History Report for the client and attach the report to the paper return. This report indicates the date you electronically filed the return and the date the return was rejected. To print this report, choose Utilities > Electronic Filing Status, highlight the desired client's U.S. return row in the status list, click the Print button, and click the ELF History Report option.

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