Diagnostic: 49364 - "The required PDF attachment for Form 8453 Signature Document has not been requested. The Form 8453..." in a 1065 return using worksheet view.

Full Diagnostic Text

"Electronic Filing. 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. With this method, the Form 8453-PE should be signed, dated and attached to the return as a PDF attachment. Once the PDF is attached, the diagnostic 49364 will clear.


Alternatively, Form 8879 can be generated by entering the PINs. With this method, the Form 8453 is not generated and does not require the form be attached as a PDF.
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