Diagnostic: 49364 - "The required PDF attachment for Form 8453 Signature Document has not been requested" in a Partnership return using worksheet view.

Full Diagnostic Text:

"Electronic Filing. Return Disqualified.  The required PDF attachment for Form 8453 Signature Document has not been requested.  The Form 8453 Signature Document must be signed and scanned to create a Portable Document File (PDF).  The scanned PDF must then be attached to the electronic return by using the Electronic Filing worksheet. PDF Attachment - Required section."

Resolution:

In a Partnership return, the Federal form 8453-PE, U.S. Partnership Declaration for an IRS e-file Return, is the default signature authorization form when the preparer has chosen not to use PINs in the return.  Therefore, the 8453-PE should be signed, dated and included in the return as a PDF attachment.

In the same diagnostic set, you will see the diagnostic number 29414 as explanation under the category CAUTION.

  1. Go to the General > Electronic Filing worksheet.
    • Select section 1 - General Information and Qualifications.
      • In line 25 - Taxpayer self-selected PIN, enter a PIN.
      • In line 26 - Originator self-selected PIN, enter a PIN.
      • In line 27 - PIN Authorization indicator, select from the drop-down menu.
  2. Calculate the return.

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