1040-US: Form 1040 cannot be filed electronically when filing Form 4970 with Form 3520

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Question

Why can Form 1040 not be e-filed when filing 4970 with Form 3520?

Answer

Form 4970 (in the Non Calculating folder) is required to be prepared and included as an attachment to Form 3520 when Part III, Schedule C of the form is being completed. Although Form 3520 is filed on paper separately from Form 1040, the inclusion of Form 4970 in the client file will cause an e-filed Form 1040 to be rejected due to current IRS e-file specifications. Form 3520 filers who are filing Form 4970 will need to paper file their Form 1040.

Related topic: Form 3520 - Foreign Trust Transactions FAQs (1040)

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