I have a Single Member LLC, 1040 return that I am trying to e-file. It let me file the federal return, but it keeps giving me an error message for the state return. Error code 202. I have ran the error check and there are no errors in the return. I have updated and licensed the software, but I continue to get the error message. Anybody had this problem before?
Yes, @Steve304 had this problem earlier this year but there doesn't seem to be a solution. If he managed to solve the problem, perhaps he could share his experience with you.
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You need to use the SS number on the schedule C of a single member LLC, this is from IRS: For federal income tax purposes, a single-member LLC classified as a disregarded entity generally must use the owner's social security number (SSN).
Here is link for you to read all the instruction for a single member LLC:
Are you filling a 1040 schedule C, because I believe most schedule C's filed do not have an EIN only a SS number. I have filed a lot of Schedule C's with only SS number for people that receive 1099MISC, and that is the only number they have with no errors.
From the Schedule C instructions:
Single-member LLCs. If you are the sole owner of an LLC that is not treated as a separate entity for federal income tax purposes, enter on line D the EIN that was issued to the LLC (in the LLC's legal name) for a qualified retirement plan, to file employment, excise, alcohol, tobacco, or firearms returns, or as a payer of gambling winnings. If you do not have such an EIN, leave line D blank.
Not every SMLLC is required to have an EIN but if they are then you use the LLC's EIN on line D.
I am not having problems with the Schedule C. It let me input the EIN on line D of the Schedule C and the federal return has been filed and accepted. My issue is with the state return. For whatever reason I am getting error code 202 and it won't let me file the state return.