Error Message: FRM EF-PMT: PAYMENT invalid requested payment date"

Symptoms

When the tax return is verified, the following error is displayed: 

’PAYMENT Invalid requested payment date’

 

Cause

This error is related to the Form EF-PMT, and can occur for a number of reasons: 

  • When the return is transmitted to the IRS on or before the due date for the current processing year, the Requested Payment Date cannot be later than the returns due date for timely filing.

  • When the return is transmitted to IRS after timely filing, the Requested Payment Date cannot be later than the current processing date.

  • The Requested Payment Date cannot be prior to the current processing date minus five days.

 

Resolution

Resolution 1:  Change the Debit Date on FRM EF-PMT to no later than the returns due date for timely filing.

Use this method for current year tax returns being transmitted to the IRS on or before the returns due date (a debit payment may not be post dated later than the last day of timely filing).

  1. Open the return in question.
  2. Use the Attached Forms list to locate FRM EF-PMT - EF PAYMENT FORM and double click on it to open.
  3. In the Direct Debit for Balance Due section, change the Debit Date to no later than the returns due date for timely filing.The return will now verify free of the FRM EF-PMT error.

 

Resolution 2:  Change the Debit Date on FRM EF-PMT to the current processing (transmission) date.

Use this method if a current year return is being transmitted to the IRS after the returns due date, or if transmitting a prior year return (debit payments for returns transmitted after the last day of timely filing may not be post dated).

  1. Open the return in question.
  2. Use the Attached Forms list to locate FRM EF-PMT - EF PAYMENT FORM and double click on it to open.
  3. In the Direct Debit for Balance Due section, change the Debit Date to the date the return is being transmitted.The return will now verify free of the FRM EF-PMT error.

 

Resolution 3: Change the Debit Date on FRM EF-PMT to no more than five days prior to the current date.

Use this method if the Debit Date is prior to the current processing (transmission) date by more than five days.

  1. Open the return in question.
  2. Use the "Attached Forms" list to locate FRM EF-PMT - EF PAYMENT FORM and double click on it to open.
  3. In the Direct Debit for Balance Due section, change the Debit Date to a date no more than five days prior to the date the return is being transmitted. The return will now verify free of the FRM EF-PMT error.