If a client does not have any income, do we have to submit a paper return or can we still submit electonically?
You can't e-file a tax return with $0 of income.
But you CAN e-file a tax return with $1 of interest from their bank ( ... hint ... hint). 🙂
@George4Tacks wrote:Instead of $1 bogus interest money, how about $1 found on the street as other income?
Or won $1 on a scratch-off lottery ticket?
If this is so they can get EIP, use the tool on the IRS website.
I'm not sure practitioners are allowed to use Free File -- there's no place to sign the return (and IRS apparently views it as a return, because if it's not correct it has to be replaced with an amended return).