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Efiling Form 5471 with NO EIN

USTaxfromCanada
Level 2

The client does not have EIN for their foreign entity which needs to file Form 5471.

Under Critical Diagnostics, it says, The "Employer ID number" of the Foreign Corporation is either missing or invalid. Acceptable entries are "Applied For", "Foreign US" or a valid 9 digit number.  

However, there is no way to input "Foreign US" in that box.  Is there some way around this?  Or maybe does Lacerte allow you to e-file without an EIN?

Thank you in advance.  

 

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sjrcpa
Level 15

Try ForeignUS  - no space.

It does work for efiling in Lacerte.


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USTaxfromCanada
Level 2

It will only let you put in numerical values in the box so you cannot type any letters in the EIN box. 

I will give Lacerte a try.  Thank you!

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jmarkham
Level 2

Did you find out what goes in the box if they foreign entity doesn't have a taxpayer number to resolve the error?

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George4Tacks
Level 15

Do what @sjrcpa said

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