If I am e-filing a 1040-NR in Drake, can I e-file state returns for this taxpayer as well?
Many states allow a state return to be transmitted when e-filing a 1040-NR, however, there are some states for which e-filing is disallowed when the federal return is a 1040-NR. An EF message is produced that indicates that state e-file is disallowed. Paper-filing of the state return will be required. The state EF message number differs based on the state being filed. See below for state specific EF messages.
AL EF Message 0120:
Alabama e-File Unavailable
The state of Alabama is not electronically processing the returns which have been e-filed with the Federal 1040NR for tax year 20YY.
This return will need to be paper filed.
Starting in Drake18, Arkansas NR returns can be filed with the 1040NR.
In prior years, AR EF Message 0002:
There is no Federal tax return attached to state return.
The 1040NR will not be accepted by Arkansas.
Arkansas only allows 1040, 1040A, and 1040-EZ to be attached for efiling.
Starting in Drake18, Arizona NR returns can be filed with the 1040NR.
In prior years, AZ EF Message 0106:
The AZ individual return cannot be e-filed when the federal return is Form 1040NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return. Mail the return to the AZ Department of Revenue address shown in the filing instructions.
Starting in Drake19, Georgia NR returns can be filed with the 1040NR.
In prior years, GA EF Message 0043 is generated to prevent Georgia reject GA R0000-043 on an efiled return:
The state of Georgia does not accept returns containing federal form 1040NR.
Starting in Drake17, Maine NR returns can be filed with the 1040NR.
In prior years, ME EF Message 0100:
Maine State Electronic Filing has been suppressed.
Residency status is "Nonresident Alien" and the taxpayer qualifies for the standard deduction as an Indian student or apprentice.
Drake Software Tip:
This return must be paper-filed.
NE EF Message 0215:
NE 1040 return must be paper-filed.
If a Federal 1040 NR is present, then the NE return must be paper-filed.
Starting in Drake18, North Carolina NR returns can be filed with the 1040NR.
In prior years, NC EF Message 0094:
The state of NC does not accept returns containing federal form 1040NR.
ND EF Message 1100:
ND electronic filing NOT allowed.
The federal return is a 1040NR in which case the North Dakota return will not go electronically and you must paper file North Dakota.