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Why are so many California forms ineligible for e-filing? Form 2106, etc. Is the a ProSeries limitation or and FTB issue?

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It looks like that there are many California Forms still available to file that have been eliminated by the Feds via tax reform. Nearly all of these Forms have been eligible for e-filing forever but appear to be ineligible for efiling in 2018 to the FTB.  Is this the case? Example: Form 2106. Is this a limitation of the FTB or ProSeries? If this isa Proseries limitation is there a plan to correct this problem.   I can't imagine needing to file a couple hundred paper returns this season but be need to juggle staff if that is the case.  Any clarity on this issue would be very helpful.

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I have Ca installed and just reviewed my own return, it contains the 2106 for my husbands work expenses, it doesn't tell me its ineligible...where do you see that message?  Are they getting rejected by the state of CA when you file?

Ive never had a return ineligible for E-filing by the state of CA.


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I have Ca installed and just reviewed my own return, it contains the 2106 for my husbands work expenses, it doesn't tell me its ineligible...where do you see that message?  Are they getting rejected by the state of CA when you file?

Ive never had a return ineligible for E-filing by the state of CA.


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California DID NOT conform to the federal changes and misc. itemized deductions are still deductible on a CA tax return.

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You enter all the info on the Federal Sch A...youre not trying to enter direct onto a CA form are you?

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I understand that CA does not conform and I've transferred the non conforming useful information to the California return and those deductions are correctly computed on the 540 Form.  My issue is that either ProSeries or the FTB have seemed to deem these return ineligible for e-filing.  Will I be able to e-file these returns eventually?  
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Again YOU do not enter those on the CA return.  Enter them on the Federal Sch A and let the program transfer them over. If you are entering directly on a CA form its you that is making them ineligible for Efiling.

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I have NEVER had a CA return that wasn't eligible to Efile.

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Go to "Current Status of All Forms" on ProSeries,  under 1040 & States open California Ind, click "Form Info" and notice all of the Forms that are not eligible for e-filing.  I've never had an issue was ineligible until now, hence my concern.
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When was the last time you ran an update?
When youre in the client return, and you run a Review of the state return....do forms come up as ineligible?

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Ohh, I see on the forms release schedule, lots of stuff says EF not allowed....I wouldn't rely on that, rely on the Review section of the program to tell you what can and cant be Efiled.

Many of those forms CA uses the federal one for anyhow, you don't fill out a California Sch C, it pulls the Federal AGI and starts from there which already includes the Sch C income on the federal.

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That is good news. I update daily and the Form 2106 on the CA is jamming everything!
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oh yea, it wont be ready until the 7th of Feb, but its still eligible for EF once its final.

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