Why does my completed PA40 not display my preparer signature?
Turn this option on: Enable Alternative Signature Option (All Packages) in Setup > Options > States > PA.
For this Pennsylvania option to work, these conditions concerning the preparer must be met:
- In Setup > Preparers, the option Alternative Electronic Signature must be selected for the preparer.
- If the Preparer
- is the ERO, then the PIN entered on the Federal PIN screen must match the preparer's PIN in Setup > Preparers.
- is not the ERO (the ERO is designated as a specific preparer instead of a paid preparer on the Setup > Options > EF tab), then the preparer’s PIN must be entered in PIN for Preparer’s alternative e‐signature on the Federal PRNT screen.
- PA EF messages must be cleared.