1040 - Common Questions

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The following includes answers to common questions about entering data for 1040 returns.

How can I print total pensions and IRA distributions on Form 1040, line 4?

How do I get the Form 1040-V payment voucher to print?

Why isn't the late payment penalty on the Late Filing Interest and Penalty Worksheet calculating and transferring to the bottom of Form 1040, Page 2, for clients on extension?

The IRS requires the presence of various literals (abbreviations) shown to the left of Form 1040, line 1, under certain circumstances. Where are the data entry points for the various literals?

What are the default settings for client documents in the case of a deceased spouse?

What is the data entry point for the literals or acronyms displayed to the left of Form 1040, Schedule 4, line 62?

What do I do for a child that was born and died during the year and the taxpayer did not receive a Social Security number for the child?

Are paid preparers required to use a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)?

How do I select a version other than Form 1040 or 1040NR to print?

How do I print the EZ version of a form or schedule, if applicable?

What is the required data entry for claiming a dependent on the tax return when a divorce decree (or other legal agreement) specifies the dependent can only be claimed every other year?

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