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How to resolve Lacerte diagnostic Ref 16394 - CA Form 593 requires the preparer's information

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax29Updated September 03, 2021

This article will help resolve the following diagnostic:

  • e-file: California Form 593 requires the 593 preparer's name, escrow company and telephone number for electronic filing. (ref. #16394)

This diagnostic for California Form 593 is usually caused by incomplete information on Screen 17 or Screen 55.

To review Screen 17:

  1. Go to Screen 17, Dispositions.
  2. Select the appropriate transaction.
  3. Select CA Real Estate Withholding (Form 593) from the lower left sections menu.
  4. Make sure that all information listed on the diagnostic is either complete or blank.

To review Screen 55:

  1. Go to Screen 55, Part-Yr./Nonres. Information.
  2. Select California Real Estate & Other Withholding from the top-left menu panel.
  3. Make sure that all information listed on the diagnostic is either complete or blank.

Each transaction should be reported only once in the program.

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