One of the following e-file critical diagnostics is generating in the Individual module of Lacerte:
- An amount on the "Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax" line on the Taxpayer Form NYC-202 requires Form NYC-221 be attached as PDF. (ref. #37838)
- An amount on the "Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax" line of Spouse Form NYC-202 requires Form NYC-221 be attached as PDF. (ref. #37840)
Why are these diagnostics generating?
These diagnostics generate when there's an amount on the "Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax" line of Form NYC-202.
If you're receiving both diagnostics (one for Taxpayer and one for Spouse), Form NYC-221 TP and NYC-221 SP will need to be printed to PDF and attached in Screen 4.4, e-file Miscellaneous as two separate PDF attachments.
Follow these steps to print Form NYC-221 to PDF:
- Go to the Forms tab.
- Select NY from the left navigation panel.
- Select the applicable NYC-210 TP or NYC-210 SP under the Form list.
- Click Print Form in the top right of the screen.
- Click the Settings button.
- This will open the Print Settings window.
- In the Print Settings window, do the following:
- Uncheck the box labeled Printer.
- Check the box labeled File (PDF).
- Click OK.
- Under Select which items to print., choose All pages.
- Click OK.
- Change the File name to "NYC-221 for client#".
- Click Save to save the file to your computer.
- Follow steps 1-10 for the second Form NYC-221, if applicable.
- Proceed with the next set of instructions below.
Follow these steps to attach the PDF(s) in the program:
- Go to Screen 4, Electronic Filing.
- Select the PDF Attachment button.
- Select the Attach PDF button.
- Select Browse Files.
- Locate and select on the PDF to attach.
- Click Open, and then click OK.
- Under the Send PDF with federal return subsection, select No.
- Locate the New York City UBT Information subsection.
- Check the applicable box:
- Taxpayer PDF attachment with New York City UBT Return
- Spouse PDF attachment with New York City UBT Return
- Select Form NYC-221 from the Line number and form for PDF attachment dropdown menu.
- Repeat steps 1-10 to attach a second PDF for the taxpayer or spouse, if applicable.