“Missing or invalid refund type” message when you run Verify

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“Missing or invalid refund type” message when you run Verify

 SYMPTOMS

 When you try to electronically file a tax return, the following error message appears when you run Verify:

‘Missing or invalid refund type’

 CAUSE

This behavior occurs the tax return contains a $0 refund.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  • Within the tax return, click FRM 8879 on the navigation pane.

  • Type a disbursement method in the Refund Type box. If the refund amount is $0, specify 1 (Check) as the disbursement method.

  • Click Verify. The error message should no longer appear.

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