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Troubleshooting Lacerte diagnostic ref. 2040650 - Form 114 firm's tax ID number is required for e-file

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax3Updated May 16, 2022

The following e-file diagnostic is generating:

e-file: Form 114: Firm's tax ID number is required for e-file purposes.  Please verify the firm's TIN from the firm information settings or from the alternate paid preparer information input. (ref. #2040650)

There are two possible solutions to this diagnostic:

  • Entering the EIN (TIN)
  • Entering to SSN for clients that are self-employed

Follow these steps to enter the EIN (TIN) in the program:

  1. From the Settings menu, select Options.
  2. Select the Firm Info tab.
  3. Enter the Federal I.D. Number.

Follow these steps to enter the SSN for a self-employed taxpayer:

  1. From the Settings menu, select Options.
  2. Select the Preparers tab.
  3. Double-click on the Preparer.
  4. Check the box labeled Self-Employed (if not already selected).
  5. Click on the Firm Info tab.
  6. Enter the taxpayer’s SSN in the Federal I.D. Number field.

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