Welcome back! Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of tax professionals.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

1041: I am getting error message that Preparer Signature is blank, but otherwise OK to e-file, This behavior does not happen with 2017

Marc-TaxMan
Level 8

Just transferred yesterday after latest update, and otherwise works same as 2017; QBI data seems accurate

Labels (1)
0 Cheers
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
IntuitCharlene
Community Manager
Community Manager

I just reviewed the 1041 and it looks like this information is a new requirement for EFile in Tax Year 2018. The good news is there is a way to get the program to fill out the Preparer's Signature line for you on all your returns without typing it in. 

  1. Open ProSeries. 
  2. Go to the Tools menu then Options
  3. Choose Firm/Preparer Information on the left side of the screen. 
  4. Under the Preparer/Electronic Return Originator (ERO) information section check the box for Print name in signature area?

Now the program will fill out the Preparer's Signature block for you on all returns and clear the new error message in the 1041. 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Accept as solution"

View solution in original post

3 Replies 3
IntuitCharlene
Community Manager
Community Manager

I just reviewed the 1041 and it looks like this information is a new requirement for EFile in Tax Year 2018. The good news is there is a way to get the program to fill out the Preparer's Signature line for you on all your returns without typing it in. 

  1. Open ProSeries. 
  2. Go to the Tools menu then Options
  3. Choose Firm/Preparer Information on the left side of the screen. 
  4. Under the Preparer/Electronic Return Originator (ERO) information section check the box for Print name in signature area?

Now the program will fill out the Preparer's Signature block for you on all returns and clear the new error message in the 1041. 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Accept as solution"

View solution in original post

Marc-TaxMan
Level 8
Thank you!  x 1,000,000.  ....... but why did it happen?  a new feature needing a work-around
0 Cheers
Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15
Ive used this setting for years and years for the 1040...just in case a paper return ever left the office without a preparer signature, as long as its printed in the signature box, youre all good.

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥Lisa♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
0 Cheers