1040 - US ELF: Submitting Form 8332 as a paper document attachment with Form 8453

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MFA required for electronic filing

Effective May 3rd, the 2017 version of UltraTax CS requires multi-factor authentication (MFA) to transmit e-files from CS Connect. Find out more.

To attach Form 8332 as a paper document to Form 8453, verify the following:

Form 8332 Data Entry Chart

If the taxpayer is the noncustodial parent... If the taxpayer is the custodial parent...
The taxpayer files Form 8332 with his or her return. The taxpayer does not file Form 8332 with his or her return, but instead gives it to the noncustodial parent to file with his or her return.
If e-filing the return, complete Screen 8332, located under the General folder, (required even if Form 8332 has already been completed by the custodial parent or using another program), making sure to use Code 2 for a noncustodial parent, and mark Form 8332 as a paper document attachment on Screen 8453, located under the Electronic Filing folder. If e-filing the return, be sure to use Code 1 on Screen 8332, located under the General folder, for a custodial parent, and be sure not to mark the box on Screen 8453, located under the Electronic Filing folder, denoting Form 8332 as a paper document attachment.

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