990 e-filing FAQs

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The following includes answers to common questions about electronic filing.


Do I need to file an application to file returns electronically?

How many years of returns does the IRS support for electronic filing?

How is the name control determined?

How do I sign a return that is being filed electronically?

How does UltraTax CS warn against entering data in a return after the return's electronic file has been created and is ready for transmission?

FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)

How do I extend FinCEN Form 114 (FBAR)?

Do I need to register with the BSA E-File System to file FBAR / FinCEN Form 114 through UltraTax CS?

How do I suppress the FinCEN Form 114 (FBAR) electronic file?

Can prior-year FinCEN Forms 114 be electronically filed using UltraTax CS?


Can I electronically file 990 extensions?

How do I create a batch of electronic extensions?

PDF attachments

Which forms can I attach as a PDF file to the electronic file?

How do I attach a Portable Document Format (PDF) file to the electronic file?


Do states have electronic filing application requirements?

Previously filed returns

Can I electronically file amended returns?

What should I do if I have electronically transmitted a return within the last 24 to 48 hours and have not yet received an acknowledgment from the IRS?

How many days do I have to resubmit an electronically filed return or extension if the return or extension was rejected by the IRS?

What do I need to consider when resubmitting an electronically filed return or extension?

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