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E-filing Form 1041 with individual trustee

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Can a trust with an individual trustee, as opposed to a corporate trustee, file electronically?  Getting a critical diagnostic stating "A Financial Institution EIN is required for this return". 

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You should be able to e-file. Screen 1. Fiduciary Name and Title should be the only entry needed. 

Look at the Financial Institution EIN for some input. If you see nothing, type something in > highlight it and hit delete. My guess is that there is some miscellaneous input in that field. 


“For every tax problem there is a solution which is straightforward,
uncomplicated-and wrong.” — anonymous
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