How to fix the audit errors in my Form 990-PF?
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Follow the explanations shared below for each error code that notifies you to fix while filing Form 990-PF.

Error code Error message                                                           
FA-441 Since you've selected a short tax year, you can't e-file Form 990-PF for a short tax year unless this is the initial or final return. If the organization needs to file for a short year and it is not the initial or final return, you must paper file.   
FA-380 Tax period end date is greater than the current date. The IRS will process the return once the tax period ends.  
FA-442 You must select an accounting method, please select an option under Item J.  
FA-486 Tax Exempt status cannot be blank.  

FA-488

Information about who the books are in care of must be added. Please make sure to add the name, phone number, address, and zip code (Part VII-A, Line 14).  
Information about who the books are in care of must be added. Please make sure to add the name, phone number, address, and zip code (Part VI-A, Line 14).  
FA-487 Signing Authority details need to be completed.  
FA-295 If the exemption application is pending, then you need to paper file the Form 990-PF return to the IRS  
FA-387 Since you have checked "Name Change" you should paper file the return to the IRS  
FA-386 You have selected a short tax period. Please confirm before filing to the IRS  
FA-571 If Amended return is checked, the reason must be present in the return.  
CUSTOM-10 Accounting period change must have a value  
CUSTOM-11 Tax Period beginning date must be within the tax year.  

FA-479

Since you indicated that this is the organization's final return, you must also indicate that there was a liquidation, termination, dissolution, or substantial contraction during the year (Part VII-A, Line 5).  
Since you indicated that this is the organization's final return, you must also indicate that there was a liquidation, termination, dissolution, or substantial contraction during the year (Part VI-A, Line 5).  

FA-480

Since you indicated that this is the organization's final return, there should be no overpayment of tax due (Part VI, Line 11).  
Since you indicated that this is the organization's final return, there should be no overpayment of tax due (Part V, Line 11).  
FA-481 Since you indicated that this is the organization's final return, there should be no value for Part II Line 16 Column (FA-481)  
FA-482 Since you indicated that the organization is a “Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trusts filing Form 990-PF in lieu of Form 1041”, you MUST also indicate that the organization is a Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust in Item H (page 1).  
FA-483 Since you have entered a preparer name and indicated that the organization is a ""Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust filing Form 990-EZ in lieu of Form 1041"", the preparer's SSN or PTIN is required.    
FA-484 Since you have entered a preparer name and indicated that the organization is a ""Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust filing Form 990-EZ in lieu of Form 1041, the preparer's SSN or PTIN is required.    
FA-448 Since you indicated that the organization is a foundation that meets the section 4940(d)(2) requirements in Part VI, the net value of noncharitable-use assets reported on Part V, Line 4 MUST  equal the net value of noncharitable-use assets reported on Part X, Line 5. Please review and edit Part V and X as needed.  
FA-449 Since you indicated that the organization is a domestic foundation that meets the section 4940(d)(2) requirements in Part VI, the qualifying distributions on Part V, Line 8 MUST equal the qualifying distributions reported on Part XII, Line 4. Please review and edit Part V and XII as needed.  

FA-450

Since you indicated that the organization is an exempt operating foundation described in section 4940(d)(2), you MUST enter N/A on Part VI, Line 1.   
Since you indicated that the organization is an exempt operating foundation described in section 4940(d)(2), you MUST enter N/A on Part V, Line 1.  

FA-451

Since you indicated that the organization is an exempt operating foundation described in section 4940(d)(2)(Part VI, Line 1a), you MUST indicate that the organization is a foundation claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5). Please update this on Part VII-A, Line 9.    
Since you indicated that the organization is an exempt operating foundation described in section 4940(d)(2)(Part V, Line 1a), you MUST indicate that the organization is a foundation claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5). Please update this on Part VI-A, Line 9.  

CUSTOM-18

Form 990-PF Part VI Line 1a is checked, then Part VII-A Line 9 must be checked.  
Form 990-PF Part V Line 1a is checked, then Part VI-A Line 9 must be checked.  

FA-452

Since you indicated that the organization is a domestic foundation that meets the section 4940(e) requirements in Part V(Part VI, Line 1b), you MUST report 1% of the net investment income (reported on Part I, Line 27b(b)) on Part VI, Line 1.  
Since you indicated that the organization is a domestic foundation that meets the section 4940(e) requirements in Part V(Part VI, Line 1b), you MUST report 1% of the net investment income (reported on Part I, Line 27b(b)) on Part VI, Line 1.  

FA-453

Since you indicated that the organization is a domestic foundation that meets the section 4940(d)(2) requirements in Part VI, Line 1b, you must report the qualifying distributions from Part XII, Line 4 on Part V, Line 8.  
Since you indicated that the organization is a domestic foundation that meets the section 4940(d)(2) requirements in Part V, Line 1b, you must report the qualifying distributions from Part XI, Line 4  
FA-512 Since you indicated that the organization is a domestic foundation that meets the section 4940(e) requirements in Part V(Part VI, Line 1b), you must report the qualifying distributions from Part XII, Line 4 on Part V, Line 8.  

FA-454

If Form 990-PF, Part VI, Line 1a checkbox and Line 1b checkbox are not checked, then Part VI, Line 1 must equal 2% of Part I, Line 27(b).  
If Form 990-PF, Part V, Line 1a checkbox and Line 1b checkbox are not checked, then Part V, Line 1 must equal 1.39% of Part I, Line 27(b).  

FA-455

Since you reported an amount of tax greater than zero under section 511 Part VI Line 2, you MUST indicate that the organization is a section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust or other taxable private foundation. Please update your selection in Item H, page 1.  
Since you reported an amount of tax greater than zero under section 511 Part V Line 2, you MUST indicate that the organization is a section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust or other taxable private foundation. Please update your selection in Item H, page 1.  
FA-456 Part VI, Line 3 must be equal to the sum of Part VI, Line 1 and Line 2.  

FA-457

Since you reported an amount greater than zero on Part VI, Line 4, you MUST indicate that the organization is a Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust or an other taxable private foundation under Item H on page 1.  
Since you reported an amount greater than zero on Part V, Line 4, you MUST indicate that the organization is a Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust or an other taxable private foundation under Item H on page 1.  
FA-458 Part VI, Line 5 must equal the difference between Part VI, Line 3 and Line 4. If the amount is a negative number, zero should be reported.  

FA-459

You have not indicated that this is an amended return on Item G, therefore Part VI, Line 7 must be the sum of Line 6a, Line 6b, Line 6c, and Line 6d.  
You have not indicated that this is an amended return on Item G, therefore Part V, Line 7 must be the sum of Line 6a, Line 6b, Line 6c, and Line 6d.  

FA-460

If Form 990-PF, Part VI, Line 8, checkbox "If Form 2220 is attached" is checked, Form 2220 must be attached.  
If Form 990-PF, Part V, Line 8, checkbox "If Form 2220 is attached" is checked, Form 2220 must be attached.  
FA-462 Since Part IV, (Line 5+ Line 8) is greater than Line 7: (Line 5 + Line 8 - Line 7) must equal Line 9.  
FA-463 Since Part VI (Line 5 + Line 8) is less than Line 7: (Line 7 - Line 5 + Line 8 ) must equal Line 10.  

FA-464

Amount Overpaid has a value, then sum of Applied to estimated tax amount and Refunded amount (Part VI Line 11) must be less than or equal to Part VI Line 10.  
Amount Overpaid has a value, then sum of Applied to estimated tax amount and Refunded amount (Part V Line 11) must be less than or equal to Part V Line 10.  

FA-492

Since you indicated that the organization is an exempt operating foundation described in section 4940(d)(2), you MUST provide the determination date on Part VI, Line 1a. If the organization is not an exempt operating foundation as described in section 4940(d)(2), please update your selection on Part VI, Line 1a.  
Since you indicated that the organization is an exempt operating foundation described in section 4940(d)(2), you MUST provide the determination date on Part V, Line 1a. If the organization is not an exempt operating foundation as described in section 4940(d)(2), please update your selection on Part V, Line 1a.  

FA-466

Since you indicated that the organization is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) in Part VII-A Line 9, you must report at least one charitable activity under the summary of direct charitable activities (Part IX-A).  
Since you indicated that the organization is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) in Part VI-A Line 9, you must report at least one charitable activity under the summary of direct charitable activities (Part VIII-A).  

CUSTOM-01

If form 990PF Part IX A Contains entry then the entry must contain both Description and Amount.  
If form 990PF Part VIII A Contains entry then the entry must contain both Description and Amount.  

FA-465

You must add at least one complete entry to the list of all officers, directors, trustees, foundation managers as well as their compensation on Form 990-PF, Part VIII, Line 1. Each entry must contain the name, address, title, average hours per week and compensation.  
You must add at least one complete entry to the list of all officers, directors, trustees, foundation managers as well as their compensation on Form 990-PF, Part VII, Line 1. Each entry must contain the name, address, title, average hours per week and compensation.  

FA-493

Since Part VIII, Line 2, is for employees who were paid more than $50,000, each column (a) entry must be greater than $50,000. Please update your entries as needed.  
Since Part VII, Line 2, is for employees who were paid more than $50,000, each column (c) entry must be greater than $50,000. Please update your entries as needed.  

FA-466

Since you indicated that the organization is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) in Part VII-A Line 9, you must report at least one charitable activity under the summary of direct charitable activities (Part IX-A).  
Since you indicated that the organization is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) in Part VI-A Line 9, you must report at least one charitable activity under the summary of direct charitable activities (Part VIII-A).  

CUSTOM-01

If form 990PF Part IX A Contains entry then the entry must contain both Description and Amount.  
If form 990PF Part VIII A Contains entry then the entry must contain both Description and Amount.  

FA-465

You must add at least one complete entry to the list of all officers, directors, trustees, foundation managers as well as their compensation on Form 990-PF, Part VIII, Line 1. Each entry must contain the name, address, title, average hours per week and compensation.  
You must add at least one complete entry to the list of all officers, directors, trustees, foundation managers as well as their compensation on Form 990-PF, Part VII, Line 1. Each entry must contain the name, address, title, average hours per week and compensation.  

FA-493

Since Part VIII, Line 2, is for employees who were paid more than $50,000, each column (a) entry must be greater than $50,000. Please update your entries as needed.  
Since Part VII, Line 2, is for employees who were paid more than $50,000, each column (c) entry must be greater than $50,000. Please update your entries as needed.  

FA-501

Since Part VIII, Line 3, is for contractors who were paid more than $50,000, each column (a) entry must be greater than $50,000. Please update your entries as needed.  
Since Part VII, Line 3, is for contractors who were paid more than $50,000, each column (a) entry must be greater than $50,000. Please update your entries as needed.  

FA-496

All the addresses must be filled in on Form 990-PF, Part VIII, Line 1. Please review your entries and add any missing information.  
All the addresses must be filled in on Form 990-PF, Part VII, Line 1. Please review your entries and add any missing information.  

FA-497

Form 990-PF, Part VIII Line 2, all the address fields must be filled.  
Form 990-PF, Part VII Line 2, all the address fields must be filled.  

FA-498

All the addresses must be filled in on Form 990-PF, Part VIII, Line 3. Please review your entries and add any missing information.  
All the addresses must be filled in on Form 990-PF, Part VII, Line 3. Please review your entries and add any missing information.  

CUSTOM-15

Form 990 Part VIII Line 1 - If any of the columns has a value, then remaining columns must be completed.  
Form 990 Part VII Line 1 - If any of the columns has a value, then remaining columns must be completed.  

CUSTOM-16

Form 990 Part VIII Line 2 - If any of the columns has a value, then remaining columns must be completed.  
Form 990 Part VII Line 2 - If any of the columns has a value, then remaining columns must be completed.  

CUSTOM-17

Form 990-PF Part VIII Line 3 - If any of the columns has a value, then remaining columns must be completed or Column C must have a compensation amount greater than $50,000.  
Form 990-PF Part VII Line 3 - If any of the columns has a value, then remaining columns must be completed or Column C must have a compensation amount greater than $50,000.  

FA-467

Part XI, Line 7 is blank. Becuase you selected that the organization is a "Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation" or a "Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust" in Item H AND you did not check the box on Part XI, an amount MUST be reported on Part XI, Line 7.  
Part X, Line 7 is blank. Becuase you selected that the organization is a "Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation" or a "Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust" in Item H AND you did not check the box on Part X, an amount MUST be reported on Part X, Line 7.  

FA-468

If Form 990-PF, Part XI, checkbox "Distributable Amount" is not checked and (Form 990-PF, Item H, checkbox "Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation" or checkbox "Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust") is checked, Part XIII, Line 1d must have a value.  
If Form 990-PF, Part X, checkbox "Distributable Amount" is not checked and (Form 990-PF, Item H, checkbox "Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation" or checkbox "Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust") is checked, Part XII, Line 1d must have a value.  

FA-469

Because you selected that the organization is a ""Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation"" or a ""Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust"" in Item H AND you did not check the box on Part XI, an amount MUST be reported on Part XIII, Line 6f(d).  
Because you selected that the organization is a ""Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation"" or a ""Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust"" in Item H AND you did not check the box on Part X, an amount MUST be reported on Part XII, Line 6f(d).  

FA-470

Since you indicated that the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) (Part VII-A, Line 9), you must report: the LESSER of the adjusted net income from Part I OR the minimum investment return from Part X on Part XIV, Line 2a(a).  
Since you indicated that the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) (Part VI-A, Line 9), you must report: the LESSER of the adjusted net income from Part I OR the minimum investment return from Part IX on Part XIII, Line 2a(a).  

FA-471

Since you indicated that the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) (Part VII-A Line 9), you must report the qualifying distributions made directly for the active conduct of exempt activities on Part XIV, Line 2a(e).  
Since you indicated that the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) (Part VI-A Line 9), you must report the qualifying distributions made directly for the active conduct of exempt activities on Part XIII, Line 2a(e).  

FA-472

Since you indicated that the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) (Part VII-A, Line 9), you must report the qualifying distributions from Part XII, line 4 on Part XIV, Line 2c(e).  
Since you indicated that the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) (Part VI-A, Line 9), you must report the qualifying distributions from Part XI, line 4 on Part XIII, Line 2c(e).  

FA-473

Part XIV is incomplete. Because you answered ""Yes"" on Part VII-A, Line 9, at least one of the Part XIV lines below must have a value in Line 3a(1) column (e), Line 3a(2) column (e),Line 3b column (e), Line 3c(1) column (e), Line 3c(2) column (e), Line 3c(3) column (e), Line 3c(4) column (e).  
Part XIII is incomplete. Because you answered ""Yes"" on Part VI-A, Line 9, at least one of the Part XIII lines below must have a value in Line 3a(1) column (e), Line 3a(2) column (e),Line 3b column (e), Line 3c(1) column (e), Line 3c(2) column (e), Line 3c(3) column (e), Line 3c(4) column (e).  

FA-506

Part XIV is incomplete. Because you answered "Yes" on Part VII-A, Line 9, at least one of the Part XIV boxes below must be checked in 4942(j)(3), 4942(j)(5).  
Part XIII is incomplete. Because you answered "Yes" on Part VI-A, Line 9, at least one of the Part XIII boxes below must be checked in 4942(j)(3), 4942(j)(5).  

CUSTOM-14

Form 990-PF Part VII-A Line 7 is checked Yes and Part II Line 16 column B has a value of more than $5,000, then Part XV Line 3a - at least one value must be present in the return.  
Form 990-PF Part VI-A Line 7 is checked Yes and Part II Line 16 column B has a value of more than $5,000, then Part XIV Line 3a - at least one value must be present in the return.  

FA-474

Part XV, Line 3a is blank. This line must have an entry because You have selected that the organization is a Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation OR a Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust in Item H and you have answered Yes on Part VII-A, Line 7 OR Part II, Line 16(b) is greater than $5000 AND Part I, Line 25(a) or Line 25(d) has a value.  
Part XIV, Line 3a is blank. This line must have an entry because You have selected that the organization is a Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation OR a Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust in Item H and you have answered Yes on Part VI-A, Line 7 OR Part II, Line 16(b) is greater than $5000 AND Part I, Line 25(a) or Line 25(d) has a value.  

FA-475

Information is missing from Part XV, Line 3a. The following details are required for each entry: Name, Address,Purpose of the grant, Amount.  
Information is missing from Part XIV, Line 3a. The following details are required for each entry: Name, Address,Purpose of the grant, Amount.  

FA-476

Recipient information is missing from Part XV, Line 3b. The following details are required for each entry: Name, Address, Purpose of the grant, Amount.  
Recipient information is missing from Part XIV, Line 3b. The following details are required for each entry: Name, Address, Purpose of the grant, Amount.  

FA-485

Part XV, Line 2 is blank. This line must be checked or have entries on Lines 2a through 2d because You have selected that the organization is a Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation"" OR a ""Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust"" in Item H AND You have answered Yes on Part VII-A, Line 7 OR Part II, Line 16(b) is greater than $5000.  
Part XIV, Line 2 is blank. This line must be checked or have entries on Lines 2a through 2d because You have selected that the organization is a Section 501(c)(3) exempt private foundation"" OR a ""Section 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust"" in Item H AND You have answered Yes on Part VI-A, Line 7 OR Part II, Line 16(b) is greater than $5000.  

FA-477

Part XVII, Line1d is missing information, because you answered "Yes" on either Part XVII, Line 1a, 1b, or 1c, a corresponding entry must be provided on Line 1d.  
Part XVI, Line1d is missing information, because you answered "Yes" on either Part XVI, Line 1a, 1b, or 1c, a corresponding entry must be provided on Line 1d.  

FA-478

Part XVII, Line 2b is missing information, becuase you answered "Yes" on either Part XVII, Line 2a, a corresponding entry must be provided on Line 2b.  
Part XVI, Line 2b is missing information, becuase you answered "Yes" on either Part XVI, Line 2a, a corresponding entry must be provided on Line 2b.  
FA-489 Form 990-PF Part III, Line 6 MUST match Part II, Line 29b. If Part III ,Line 6 is incorrect, please review and edit the entries on Part III, Line 1 through 5. If Part II, Line 29b is incorrect, please review and edit the entries on Part II, Lines 24 through 28.  
FA-490 Form 990-PF, Part II, Line 16, column (a) MUST match Part II, Line 30, column (a). If Part II, line 16, column (a) is incorrect, please review and edit the entries on Part II, column (a) Lines 1 through 15. If Part II, Line 30, column (a) is incorrect, please review and edit the entries on Part II, column (a), Lines 24 through 28.  
FA-491 Form 990-PF Part II, Line 16, column (b) MUST match Part II, Line 30, column (b). If Part II, Line 16, column (b) is incorrect, please review and edit the entries on Part II, column (b), Lines 1 through 15. If Part II, Line 30, column (b) is incorrect, please review and edit the entries on Part II, column (b), Lines 24 through 28.</ErrorText>  

FA-494

Form 990-PF Part VII-A, Line 1a or 1b is checked then Explanation and Copies of any materials published must be provided.  
Form 990-PF Part VI-A, Line 1a or 1b is checked then Explanation and Copies of any materials published must be provided.  
FA-495 In the “Page1 Header” of Form 990-PF, all the address fields must be filled in, please review your entries and add any missing information.  
FA-400 On Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF), Part I each entry for "Contributors" must have a value for all the fields.  
FA-402 Total Contributions value must be greater than $5000.  
FA-499 Since you indicated that the organization must complete Schedule B in Part I Line 2, please enter the required information on Schedule B.  
CUSTOM-02 The Schedule B section is currently importing data from the provided excel sheet. Once the procedure is complete, you can continue with filing.  

FA-509

Since you indicated that the organization had at least $5,000 in total assets at any time during the year, you must indicate if the foundation furnished a copy of Form 990-PF to the Attorney General (or designate) of each state. Please update this on Part VII-A, Line 8b.  
Since you indicated that the organization had at least $5,000 in total assets at any time during the year, you must indicate if the foundation furnished a copy of Form 990-PF to the Attorney General (or designate) of each state. Please update this on Part VI-A, Line 8b.  

FA-504

You must indicate whether the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5), please update this on Part VII-A, Line 9.  
You must indicate whether the foundation is claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5), please update this on Part VI-A, Line 9.  

FA-505

If any persons became substantial contributors during the tax year, this must be indicated. Please update this on Part VII-A, Line 10.  
If any persons became substantial contributors during the tax year, this must be indicated. Please update this on Part VI-A, Line 10.  
FA-374 You can only e-file for the current and previous two tax years.  

CUSTOM-01

If Part II, Line 16(b) is greater than 5000, then Part VI-A Line 7 'Yes' checkbox must be checked.  
If Part II, Line 16(b) is greater than 5000, then Part 7A Line 7 'Yes' checkbox must be checked.  
FA-613 If you are a CPA user, CPA details has to be completed.  

CUSTOM-12

Telephone Number, is a required field.  
Enter a valid Telephone Number.  
CUSTOM-13 Form 990-PF Part I Line 25 Statement is currently importing data from the provided excel sheet. Once the procedure is complete, you can continue with filing.  
CUSTOM-19 Form 990-PF Part XVI Line 1a - 1c If any of the entries has a value, then corresponding entry with all columns must be completed in the Part XVI Line 1d  

After resolving all the errors and cautions based on the error messages, you can continue to transmit the return to the IRS.

 

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