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When running FINAL REVIEW on 1041 it shows as error saying PREPSIGN MUST BE ENTERED. What should I enter? Just my name?

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For Tax Year 2018 the preparers name needs to be entered for e-file. If you don't want to type this in there is a setting that will do it for you in ProSeries. 

  1. Go to Tools then Options. 
  2. Click on Firm/Preparer Info on the left side of the screen. 
  3. Under the Preparer/Electronic Return Originator Info section check the box that says Print Name in Signature Area. 
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For Tax Year 2018 the preparers name needs to be entered for e-file. If you don't want to type this in there is a setting that will do it for you in ProSeries. 

  1. Go to Tools then Options. 
  2. Click on Firm/Preparer Info on the left side of the screen. 
  3. Under the Preparer/Electronic Return Originator Info section check the box that says Print Name in Signature Area. 
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Thanks you.  I guess this is new for 2018.   Forms 1041 only?
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There are a few states in other returns that also require the Preparer's Name in the printed section over the past few years. This is the first year its required for 1041 e-file.
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