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Efile and the 5 day window


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In my experience it seems to be 6 days. As for reasoning, the only thing I can think of is that is cuts down on the EFC having to do a reject on a return that has an outdated form in it. In practice, for the way we do things, almost every single efile will need to be recreated, and that will add up to a lot of hours over the year.

And I'm always worried that when I reopen the return, that the tax return will change, due to a form update. I've been opening the PDF of the return and checking to see that the refunds or balances due match what I'm seeing on the screen.

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I have the same fears as you with numbers changing before efiling.  I don't do returns with clients sitting at my desk, they drop off and come back when I'm finished.  Sometimes, that could be several weeks if they are out of town, or just not in a hurry.  

Lots of time recreating.  Don't like this.  Is it just ATX or all software? 

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