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Names on joint return

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I have a joint return with two fairly long last names.  The program wants me to use only the Taxpayer's middle initial and the Spouse's first name, initial only in order to e-file or else it rejects.  I have been filing returns for this couple for over 5 years and this is the first year I am dealing with this issue.  Anyone else experiencing this?  What changed this year? 

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The system keys off the first four letters of the last name, so you should be fine despite the diagnostic.

It's an informational diagnostic, right?

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No it is not an informational diagnostic-it was in prior years.  This year it is critical and it actually will not let me file the return electronically.

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No clue... I have one with extremely long last names too.  And I just made them longer as a test.

I get an informational diagnostic.

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