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How to resolve Lacerte Diagnostic ref 25543 "Final Return and DNI has not been fully distributed" for Form 1041

SOLVEDby Intuit23Updated November 20, 2023

When working on the final return for a Fiduciary, you may encounter the following critical diagnostic:

  • This is a FINAL return and DNI has not been fully distributed in Screen 7, 1041 Distributions. (ref. #25543)

This critical diagnostic generates to inform you that Distributable Net Income is not being distributed to the beneficiaries in full. This critical diagnostic will not prevent you from e-filing.

If the DNI should not be distributed in full:

Check the box next to the diagnostic to indicate that the diagnostic has been reviewed.

If the DNI should be distributed in full:

  1. Go to Screen 7, 1041 Distributions.
  2. Click on Distribution Percentages from the left-hand navigation panel.
  3. Enter the percentages under the Other (Sch. B, ln 10) columns:
    • Ordinary
    • Short Term
    • Long Term

Percentages should be entered as whole values (xxx.xxxxxx) and should total 100.

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