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How to resolve Lacerte diagnostic ref. 4882, NY requires preparer to e-sign return

by Lacerte Tax 2023 Updated 6 months ago

When e-filing a New York tax return, the following critical e-file diagnostic may generate:

  • e-file: The state of New York requires that the ERO/ Preparer sign the return electronically before e-filing the New York tax return. To sign the return electronically, go to Screen 4.1 (E-file Signature Main form) E-file Signature Main form and check the box titled "I have read the certification above and agree" (Code 126). The checkbox and certification language are located in the section titled, "New York ERO/Preparer Certification and Signature (for the Return)." (ref. #4882)

To resolve this diagnostic for an individual return:

  1. Go to Screen 4, Electronic Filing.
  2. Under the EF panel, select e-file Signature Main Form.
  3. Scroll to the section New York ERO/Preparer Certification and Signature.
  4. Select the box labeled I have read the certification above and I agree.

To resolve this diagnostic for a partnership return:

  1. Go to Screen 4, Electronic Filing.
  2. In the e-file Attachments panel, select e-file Misc.
  3. Scroll to the section New York Miscellaneous.
  4. Select the box labeled ERO/Preparer has read certification and agrees.
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