The following critical diagnostic is generating:
e-file: The employer identification number (EIN) is invalid. The firm's EIN should be nine digits, and cannot be all zeroes or all nines. Check and verify the entry. <lac>1. On the Settings menu, click Options. 2. Click the Firm Info tab. 3. Verify the firm's EIN. Note: A SSN should not be used as input for the Federal ID # field in the prep file (Ref #4513).
If filing your own return, the EIN of the firm and the SSN of the taxpayer cannot be the same number. This condition will cause an e-file reject. Please remove the SSN from the Firm Info tab of Options.