Questions: Should a state return be filed when the Federal contains a W-7 in the return? The taxpayer will not have a TIN since they are applying for one at the time they are filing the Federal return. Do we hold the state return until the TIN is received or go ahead and file so as not to miss due date?
Answer: These returns can be filed, but you should leave the TIN field blank. The major problem in the past with TINs in the barcode was when a return would have something like Applied For entered in this field, which would cause an error with the 2-D Barcode application. Leaving it blank gets the return into the system and generates an ARIS error message to be addressed by the Examiners.
This information applies to all years of the UltimateTax software.