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How to generate form 8878 when filing an extension with a payment

I was expecting to see form 8878 as the default authorization form when I am filing for an extension but I see 8879. Does that mean I should manually add the 8878 to the e-signature request and un-check the 8879?

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In General > Misc. Info./Direct Deposit > Dir Dep/Elec Pymt have you entered

  • Bank account information verified ✔️
  • Electronic payment of tax due with extension ✔️
  • Routing Transit number ########
  • Depositor Account Number #######
  • Type of account .... 2?

That should create the 8878

Maybe you checked the box for Electronic payment of balance due - What until you file to check that box. 

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Thanks for the suggestion. I have followed the steps but still I only see the 8879 with the e-signature request. It looks like I have to manually add the 8878.

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are you also checking the box in scr 9 ?  I have this checked, also efile extension checked, payment with extension checked, and get the 8878 just fine.