1040-US ELF: Error Code R0000-679-01

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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 R0000-679-01: 'PrimaryPriorYearPIN' or 'PrimaryElectronicFilingPIN' or 'PrimaryPriorYearAGIAmt' in the Return Header must match the e-File database.

When you file using the Self-Select PIN, there are "shared secrets" that only the taxpayer and spouse should know that are entered in Screen PIN to authenticate the person entering the taxpayer and spouse PIN. Included in these shared secrets is the prior-year adjusted gross income. This amount must match the amount shown with the originally filed prior-year tax return. If the amount entered differs, the IRS will reject the return or extension.

To correct this issue, confirm the information with the client. If the amount and PIN appear correct, contact the IRS at (800) 829-1040 for additional information. Or, you may choose to use the Practitioner PIN option, which does not require entry of the shared secrets. To do this for all clients, choose Setup > Office Configuration, click the E-Filing tab, click the ERO button, and mark the Practitioner PIN Program filer checkbox.

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