1120-US ELF: Error code R0000-055-02

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Error code R0000-055-02: If the signature option "Binary Attachment 8453 Signature Document" is selected (the element "SignatureOption" in the Return Header has a value of "Binary Attachment 8453 Signature Document"), then a binary attachment with Description "8453 Signature Document" must be present.

The error message indicates that Form 8453 was selected as the electronic signature form. If this is correct, follow the instructions below.

  1. On Screen ELF, located under the Electronic Filing folder, complete the Signature date field, but leave the fields blank in the Electronic Filing Personal Identification Number (PIN) Information section in Screen ELF.
  2. Once the return is completed, print out a copy of Form 8453-C, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return, Form 8453-S, U.S. S Corporation Income Tax Declaration for an IRS e-file Return, or Form 8453-I, Foreign Corporation Income Tax Deduction for an IRS e-file Return. You will need to sign the form as the Electronic Return Originator (ERO) and you will have to have an authorized officer of the Corporation sign the form as well.
  3. To include this form in the electronic file, choose Edit > Electronic Filing Attachments and click Add.
  4. In the Attachment title field, select 8453 Signature Document.
  5. In the Product field, select Federal.
  6. If the document was scanned into FileCabinet CS (needs to be embedded), click the FileCabinet CS option and click Select to select the appropriate document. If the document is not in FileCabinet CS, click File and click Browse to search for the document you wish to attach. The document must be in PDF format.

    Note: If you want to proforma this attachment next year, mark the Proforma information to next year checkbox.

  7. Click OK to return to the Electronic Filing Attachment dialog.
  8. Click View Attachment if you want to see the PDF file that will be attached to the electronic file or click OK to close the dialog.

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