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Section 1 - Forms Allowed as PDF

These directions are available only to Partnerships that e-file.

Note: If a new form is created late in the year as a result of legislative changes, and the software industry does not have time to enable the form in XML, then that particular form can be attached to the 1065/1065-B electronically filed return in PDF format.

Forms Allowed as PDF

The forms listed below may be attached to the XML portion of the electronic return as a PDF file based on the guidance listed below.

  • Form 1128 – Application to Adopt, Change, or Retain a Tax Year
  • Form 3115 – Application for Change in Accounting Method
    • If filed with return, required in XML
    • If previously filed, allowed as PDF
  • Form 8283 – Noncash Charitable Contributions
    • Required as XML unless
      • Filing 10 or more forms OR
      • 3rd party signature is required
  • Form 8621 – Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund
    • If filed with return, required in XML
    • If received from a 3rd party, allowed as PDF
  • Form 8716 – Election to Have a Tax Year Other Than a Required Tax Year
  • Form 8832 – Entity Classification Election
    • If filed with return, required in XML
    • If previously filed, allowed as PDF  
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 21-Mar-2014