I am the lone employee of a charitable trust and file a 990PF each year. I have used ProSeries for 20+ years to prepare the 990PF and it is the only tax return that I prepare. I have always mailed the completed return to the IRS, but this year I received a letter saying that I must efile - no paper returns!
Is there any way to efile without going through the hassle of applying to the IRS to become an authorized efile provider to submit one return.
"Ideally, Intuit would make such provisions in their product to accommodate situations like mine."
It's a Federal requirement; the IRS has these requirements.
"Individuals are able to efile with Turbo Tax - why not build that option into ProSeries?"
Because ProSeries is for Professional Tax Preparers, not DIY, and it has to do with the filing function by definition.
This is like asking: a trash truck comes up my block each week, so why can't I haul my trash to the Dump myself in a trash truck, if I buy one? Answer: you can buy a trash truck, but hauling is a regulated industry. You have to Comply.
"Level Up" is a gaming function, not a real life function.