I am new to this, and could use help. A return I submitted was rejected by the IRS do to "the EFIN used to transmit this return is not registered EFIN to e-file 1040 Modernized e-file returns with the IRS."
Is this the first return you've Efiled? Do you have an EFIN? Have you uploaded the application summary or acceptance letter to Intuit so they can update your license?
@egerolacpaAre you using PTO or ProSeries. The article Lisa sent you is for PTO but EFIN works the same way whichever Intuit ProConnect product you use.
You may also want to check that your firm info matches what you have for EFIN. If your firm info, which pulls onto the return under the Paid Preparer section, does not match the IRS' record for EFIN, the returns you e-file may be rejected.
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@itonewbieThank you. I did confirm my info matches that of IRS records. I checked my Tax Prep Credentials and it says the information matched.
The error stems from the fact that my EFIN is not registered to e-file 1040 Modernized e-file with the IRS. I was hoping to get an info on how to get my EFIN registered to address the error.
The error stems from the fact that my EFIN is not registered to e-file 1040 Modernized e-file with the IRS.
Then it sounds like you did not check off the box 1040 for the types of return you will be submitting with the EFIN when you applied for it. You may like to check your Application Summary and see that 1040 is listed under Provider Option(s), if you had a copy of that printed out. Otherwise, log into your e-services account and check what you have been authorized as an ERO.
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@itonewbie thank you. I checked my Application Summary with the IRS e-services and confirmed that the form 1040 is listed and "accepted".
It seems my case is special. Everything checked out and especially that Intuit says my EFIN is approved.
Since the IRS is issuing a new one it doesn't really matter because you can't do anything else to the info, however, my first year of preparing returns, I transposed a number in my EFIN on the account set-up screen in the software and my first 6 bounced back with that message. Took a minute to figure that one out.:)