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.
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.
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