1040-US ELF: Error Code FW2-505-01

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MFA required for electronic filing

Effective May 3rd, the 2017 version of UltraTax CS requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access the electronic filing transmission feature in CS Connect.

Thomson Reuters is committed to proactively evolving our security features to help you protect your firm and your clients' data. For more information about multi-factor authentication, see Multi-factor authentication overview.

Error Code FW2-505-01: Form W-2, Line B 'EmployerEIN' was issued after the Tax Year in the Return Header.

The return will have to be filed on paper, because the EIN of the payer was issued in the current processing year, and due to IRS Fraud Prevention, they will not allow anyone to electronically file with a payer's new EIN. The IRS takes the first year to verify that the EIN is legitimate.  To file the return on paper, refer to 1040 - US ELF:  Form 8948 - Paper Filing Exceptions.

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