Edit State Returns, File Form 9000, and More

When you prepare your IRS and state return(s) in your eFile account, you may need a few less common options to be enabled or disabled. The eFile App has a page called Print Options which can be used to force certain forms to generate or to suppress other ones.

  1. Sign in if you have not already.
  2. Select Federal Taxes > Review > I'd like to see the forms I've filled out or search for a form to get to the search page.
  3. Select Miscellaneous from the choice of blue boxes.
  4. Select Print Options.

Once here, you have the following options:

Form, Item
How to, Description
Form 9000
IRS Form 9000, Alternative Media Preferences, is a form you can e-file to receive written communications from the IRS in more accessible formats. Select your preferred format from the dropdown list.
Add Schedule A
You can force Schedule A, Itemized Deductions, to generate by selecting this. You can also toggle your deduction options by going to review, searching for "deductions", and adding the Itemized Deductions - Options form. This form lets you switch between itemized deductions or standard deduction - eFile selects the best option for you by default.
Add Various Forms
You can add a few less common forms by checking off each box needed:
  • Schedule B, Interest and Ordinary Dividends - generated for you by the app automatically but can be forced here
  • Spanish print when available
  • QBI Explanation - generated for you by the app if you have self-employment income
  • Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax - generated automatically, but can be forced here
  • Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions - generated by the app under Deductions & Credits
  • Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations - used to figure a passive activity loss (PAL)
  • Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax - figures taxes on investment income.
These forms are added for you automatically when the app determines you need them, but you can force them to generate by selecting them here if needed for other reasons.
Force or Suppress State(s)
Select your state(s) from the first set of dropdowns under "force these states to be printed" and eFile will create a return for that state. Select a state under "suppress these states" if one was created and you do not wish to file it. Important: eFile generates your state returns based on your entries. If a state return was created and you're unsure why, double check all your entries - you likely added that state for one or more forms and eFile created a return for it based on that. If you have income or taxes withheld from a state, you will generally need to file taxes for that state.

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