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Why am I getting a critical diagnostic saying "per EF Business Rule, the tax return or extension cannot be electronically filed before the tax period ending date

pfdcpa
Level 2
unless it is marked as a final return.  It is a calendar return with extension until 11/15/21
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George4Tacks
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What is the tax year that you are filing for? It sounds like you have an FYE late in 2021.

 


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George4Tacks
Level 15

What is the tax year that you are filing for? It sounds like you have an FYE late in 2021.

 


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pfdcpa
Level 2

Thank you.  It was a 2020 990 EZ on extension until 11/15/21.  I was able to solve the problem.

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George4Tacks
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@pfdcpa How did you solve the problem? That solution may help another user in the future. 


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pfdcpa
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I went to the profile screen and clicked efile return and  the critical diagnostic went away