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Why is TurboTax telling me to mail in Form 8949 after e-filing?

Looks like the form 8949 is already in the 26 page e-filed return...why mail the 8949 in separately?
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Why is TurboTax telling me to mail in Form 8949 after e-filing?

This is a requirement from the IRS.  The IRS states: If you e-file your return but choose not to report each transaction on a separate row on the electronic return, you must  mail the form8949 to the IRS. 

After entering your transactions, complete and file your tax return as you normally would. Be sure to follow these extra instructions:

E-filed returns – Within three days after the IRS has accepted your return, mail the Form 8949 generated by TurboTax, a copy of the summary statements provided by your broker, and the Form 8453 generated by TurboTax, to the following address:

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254
Receipt and Control Branch
Austin, TX 73344-0254

For more information please visit the instructions for form 8949:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8949.pdf

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Why is TurboTax telling me to mail in Form 8949 after e-filing?

This is a requirement from the IRS.  The IRS states: If you e-file your return but choose not to report each transaction on a separate row on the electronic return, you must  mail the form8949 to the IRS. 

After entering your transactions, complete and file your tax return as you normally would. Be sure to follow these extra instructions:

E-filed returns – Within three days after the IRS has accepted your return, mail the Form 8949 generated by TurboTax, a copy of the summary statements provided by your broker, and the Form 8453 generated by TurboTax, to the following address:

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254
Receipt and Control Branch
Austin, TX 73344-0254

For more information please visit the instructions for form 8949:  https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8949.pdf

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4926553

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Why is TurboTax telling me to mail in Form 8949 after e-filing?

Need more information please.  I did not specify that I did not want to submit 8949, I never even saw a reference to this kind of option and would like to know why this is an option.

 

Did Turbo Tax default to NOT sending the IRS everything necessary and forget to prompt me regarding this, i.e. a bug?

How do I find the spot in Turbo Tax where it specifies to NOT send 8949 electronically?   

When I printed all forms for filing the 8949 is included.  Does this mean the 8949 was submitted electronically?

 

Thanks for the help.

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Why is TurboTax telling me to mail in Form 8949 after e-filing?

If your form 8949 shows "M" in the code column, that is a summarized 8949.

The summarized form 8949 goes with your e-File (don't mail it again) ,the details are supplied by you separately.

 

If you have code M, you elected the mail in option, knowingly or unknowingly.

 

If there is no code M, then all the required details are already in your e-filed tax return. 

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