a) The state return has to be marked for e-file.
b) Federal returns are already sent with the state return. It is SOP.
c) A pdf of the 7004 must be created first, saved, THEN attached to the state return. It can now be done while INSIDE the state return itself.
It will only allow me to attached to Federal. Which I do not want to do. I am in EF Center and the state return is open. and As I said, the "attach PDF" is shadowed and will not allow.
It will not work. this is the problem. I have done this dozens of times with Federal and other states with sucess.
Tech Support, says even though I am told to do it, it will automatically.
Once again, Pro Series says to do something. then there is no way to do it. When called they said, disregard the notice that they are telling me to.
Wouldn't this company better serve us, if the instructions to do something internal were correct.
You didn't respond to my question about whether or not the IN return was marked for e-file. If not, you cannot attach anything. I made this mistake once until I went back in and marked it, and it worked.
The marking is in the fed w/s, but you still have to go into the state to "recognize" it as state e-filing.
In another guess, some states might not allow it. I created a dummy S corp and IN, and inside the IN s corp, the menu item for attaching PDFs is grayed out.
When I went to the EF Center and tried to attach a PDF, the "Attach PDF files" menu item is NOT grayed out, but the error message said "You must select a single return that allows PDF file attachments for electronic filing." IOW, IN doesn't allow it.
During the IN error check and review, like all states, the message is that you must attach a copy of the federal return and the federal extension.
I believe that this is a message intended for paper filed returns, not e-filed returns, in this case. IN doesn't allow PDFs to be attached to e-filed returns.
IN doesn't allow them for 1040s either(IT-40s).
Wouldn't be great if our software developers could add "on paper filled returns"
AZ 140 returns 1040 Schedule A (fed) used to be attached on e file returns. Now software does it and error check message no longer appears like it does for this Indiana Error Check. They took it away there, why not for Indiana?