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TaxAct does support Form 5471 Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations. At this time, we only support the creation and electronic filing of one Form 5471. If the return requires multiple copies of the form, the only option is to manually complete the additional copies and attach them to the return. You would then need to paper file the return.  TaxAct does not import prior year information on Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations. The filing requirements for Form 5471 are based on year-to-year conditions; therefore, you may be required to file Form 5471 in one tax year, but not in the following tax year. Even if you are required to file Form 5471 in two different tax years, the required schedules and statements may differ for each tax year. Please see the Form 5471 instructions for more information on who must file in a given tax year.”

Below are the instructions if you prefer to complete each form in the program, print it off and then delete the form so you can recreate it to create the additional copies needed.  Alternatively you can use these steps to create the first copy of the form in the program and then CLICK HERE to access a fillable form on the IRS website for your additional copies.

To complete Form 5471 in your TaxAct program:

TaxAct Online Users: 
  1. Sign in to your TaxAct Online return
  2. Click Tools on the right side of the screen to expand the category, then click Forms Assistant
  3. Expand the Federal Forms folder
  4. Expand the Forms and Schedules folder
  5. Scroll down and select Form 5471 - Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
  6. Click Add to create a copy of the form where the information can be entered or click Form to review a form already created
TaxAct Desktop Users:
  1. From withing your TaxAct return, click the Forms button in the top left corner
  2. Expand the Federal Forms folder and then expand the Forms and Schedules folder
  3. Scroll down and double click Form 5471 - Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
  4. Enter the information directly on the form

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