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electronic filing center not yet accepting returns for the tax year 2019

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Level 1
last updated ‎December 16, 2019 9:13 PM

I have a regular corporate 1120 with a 8/31/19 year end and filing electronically in which the federal was sent but State of NJ receiving Validacation Failure error 511 - Electronic Filing Center is not yet accepting returns for tax years 2019. I have already updated Lacerte. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Level 15
last updated ‎December 16, 2019 9:13 PM

Looks like New Jersey shuts down a few days earlier than the IRS.  You might want to get a paper extension filed to be safe.

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Level 2
last updated ‎December 16, 2019 9:13 PM

You are filing a 2018 fiscal year year end corp return NOT a 2019 return.

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Level 4
last updated ‎December 16, 2019 9:13 PM

I'm guessing he is filing a 2019 short year return, which is a 2019 return on maybe 2018 Forms?

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Level 2
last updated ‎December 16, 2019 9:13 PM

The questions did not indicate a short year. If so you still need to know the the beginning date to verify if a 2018 or a 2019 filing. If fiscal year is 9/1/18 to 8/31/19 it is a 2018 form.

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Level 15
last updated ‎December 16, 2019 9:13 PM
Or, we could simply be filing a 2018 return and New Jersey is just saying their system is taking a nap and the alarm clock isn’t going ring until the 2019 return filing system is open in January.
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