The IRS is stating that you currently have no income listed in an area/line of the return that is necessary for them to process the return electronically. Some people are not required to file returns when this occurs, yet choose to so that they have a filed tax return on record for personal and/or legal reasons.
If you still want/need to file a federal tax return you should go into the Income section of the program and make a $1 entry for Interest Income.
To do this go to:
- Federal Section
- Enter Myself
- Interest and Dividend Income
- Interest or Dividend Income
- Interest Income Form 1099-INT > enter your name in the Payer's Name box and enter $1 in the Interest Income box 1 entry space.
This will have no bearing on the return however it will allow the IRS computer to read an entry on one of the required lines and therefore be able to process the return for you.
Once you complete these steps simply e-file the return again.