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Tax Return 1040

Level 1

If a client does not have any income, do we have to submit a paper return or can we still submit electonically?

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Level 13

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).  🙂

Level 15
Why file? Is it to give IRS the bank account information? If so, what good do you expect it would do?

Instead of $1 bogus interest money, how about $1 found on the street as other income?

ex-AllStar
Level 11

@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?

Level 15

If this is so they can get EIP, use the tool on the IRS website.


ex-AllStar
Level 15
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here for those that don't speak EIP

ex-AllStar
Level 12

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). 

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