will there be a fix for efile critical diagnostic F1040-71-02 to allow efiling? I have a large number of returns that won't be eligible.

Critical efile diagnostic says I must paper file returns that don't meet the F1040-71-02 rule of having positive income on lines 17 - 20 greater than withholding.  This makes no sense to me.  Will it be corrected?

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My gut tells me you will need to paper file -- this is how prisoners and other undesirables make up fake refund requests -- I'm sure your's is legit -- but they probably want to paper file you to avoid any fraudulent refunds. They will probably verify all the withholding information for legitimacy before releasing the refund. At least that's what I would do if I were the IRS.

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