I am a RTRP and an ERO. I have one client who has an income from NY, that is a Non Resident of NY and a NJ Resident. I got a CRITICAL diagnostic stating that " I certify that I have a valid New York State EFile Signature Authorization for Tax Year 2013 (Form TR-579-IT)". NYS is requiring that I register with NY to E File and must pay a fee of $100. Is there any other way to E file this One return without going through this? And since client is a NY Non Resident, they are not qualified either to E-File free. I do other States too but they never require fees like this and besides again this is only One client.
I think you are screwed since you don't qualify for an exemption from NY registration. If this is your only NY return, it can be paper filed. Once you hit 5 (which includes extensions) you are required to efile NY returns.
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