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E-filing Limit for PDF Attachments

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Level 3

Greetings... For the first time ever, I received the following E-file error, which indicates the aggrege size of attachments to a give tax return can not be more than 20MB.  I need to send two PDFs, on 16MB and the other 11MB.  Is this a new requirement?  I am sure that I have sent more than 20MB of attachments in the past?

 

Exception occurred during EF batching client: 10-20

Submission size is larger than max bytes: 20MB. If you have attachments, you may try reducing their size.

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Level 12

There has always been a limit.  Maybe your PDF are bigger than usual?

At any rate, your PDFs are very large and probably don't need to be that big.  You can change the quality/size in a PDF program (things like CutePDF and BullZip are free).  Or if you are scanning them, use lower quality scanning and don't use color.  I usually use 200dpi in Black and White and it works fine.  

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Thanks.  After sending my message, I found an old post that mentioned the limit was 32 in the past.  I wonder why Lacerte reduced it.  As for the PDF reduction tips, I have tried most of them and but the didn't know about the software.  I will check them out. fm

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