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johnc19440
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How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

need US  Federal payer number for  1099 R pension distribution  but  pension is  paid  by  Canadian pension fund they only  issue Canadian T4as. In 2016  tax year used  99-9999999 but doesn't  work this year. Help!

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johnc19440
Level 1

How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

just found  out  by  dumb luck that 99-0999999 works to eliminate  the  error in 2017 return

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johnc19440
Level 1

How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

just found  out  by  dumb luck that 99-0999999 works to eliminate  the  error in 2017 return

reg-dora
Level 2

How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

Thanks John-I prefer the 1099s for the info & the 0 did the trick for 2018. This should be the recommended answer for this type of question.
David0816
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How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

I ran into the same problem today, but involving a UK entity with no Federal ID number.  Strictly following the IRS recommendation would result in simply leaving Box 6 blank, but the Turbotax software will not allow that to happen.  Most frustrating.  However, I tried entering the number 99-0999999 as previously recommended on this thread and I am happy to report that it worked and the e-file went through.  While I am extremely grateful to the person who suggested this work-around, I find it unacceptable that this problem has been around for a number of years without being fixed by Turbotax.  So guys, hope you are reading these threads and sort this one out before next year rolls around.

David0816
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How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

Many thanks for your solution John - helped keep my blood pressure under control today.

pmgallagher
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How do i get rid of error message on Payer Federal ID number on 1099 R since no number exists because its a Canadian pension payer ?

The 99-0999999 gambit seems to work for 2021 returns reporting UK pension income.  The 99-9999999 that TurboTax suggests doesn't work and apparently hasn't worked for years.  

This 99-0999999 thing is one example I came across.  The other example was going round and round with some 1099-MISC income we had that TurboTax insisted must be a new line of self-employment business.  Eventually resolved by inaccurately characterizing it as a manufacturer's incentive.

 

 

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