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Can I e-file a 2019 1040 before completing the 2019 form 1045?

Level 5

TP's 2019 1040 results in a NOL. Since F 1045 can't be e-filed can the 1040 be e-filed now and then the F 1045 prepared afterward to carry back the NOL to 2014?

I can't find any instructions indicating that I have to wait until F 1045 is completed before e-filing the 2019 1040. It seems logical that I can go ahead and e-file but what seems logical isn't always the case.

Thanks.

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Yes. In fact you should file the 1040 before the 1045. How would IRS know about the 2019 NOL if you haven't filed the 1040?


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Level 15

Yes. In fact you should file the 1040 before the 1045. How would IRS know about the 2019 NOL if you haven't filed the 1040?


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Thanks for confirming.

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You're welcome


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