How do I clear EF Message SF-F1040-020 on Schedule F in a fiduciary return?
If the cash accounting method applies on Schedule F in a fiduciary return, either line 9, Gross Income, or line 33, Total Expenses, must contain a value. The return cannot be e-filed if both fields are blank unless accrual accounting is indicated on screen F.
Cash accounting applies if Accrual is not selected on line C Accounting method if not cash of screen F.
If Schedule F (Form 1040), Line C 'MethodOfAccountingAccrualCashInd' checkbox is checked, then either Part I, Line 9 'GrossIncomeAmt' or Part II, Line 33 'TotalExpensesAmt' must have a non-zero value.