Error Message: Attachment required for filing When Printing Form 5405, First-time Homebuyers Credit

Symptoms

When printing a tax return that contains Form 5405, Repayment of the First-time Homebuyer Credit, the following error message appears:

Attachment required for filing

  

Cause

This is expected behavior when printing Form 5405. The message is there to inform the tax preparer that the HUD-1 closing documents must be mailed with the tax return.

 

Resolution

  1. This message can be ignored. Click Next to continue printing the return.

 

 IRS: First-Time Homebuyer Credit Questions & Answers: Claiming the Credit on Your Tax Return.