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8027 Formatting Errors and Solutions

Electronic filing of IRS Form 8027 is printed in Publication 1239 which is titled "Specifications for Filing Form 8027, Employer's Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips, Electronically".

This section lists common problems (with solutions) encountered when electronically filing Form 8027 to the IRS. These problems may result in IRS/ECC-MTB requesting replacement files.

The Establishment Name, positions 7 through 46, is a required field. It must not be blank or contain invalid characters.

Establishment Street Address, positions 47 through 86, is a required field. It must not be blank or contain invalid characters. Refer to Publication 1239, Part C. Sec. 1.

The Employer Name, positions 132 through 171, is a required field. It must not be blank or contain invalid characters.

Employer Street Address, positions 172 through 211, is a required field. It must not be blank or contain invalid characters. Refer to publication 1239, Part C, Sec. 1.

Indirect Tips, positions 284 through 295, is a required numeric field. If no entry, it must be zero filled. This field cannot exceed Total Tips, reported in positions 308-319. Refer to Publication 1239, Part A, Section 10.

Direct Tips, positions 296 through 307 is a required numeric field. It must be right-justified and zero filled. If no entry, it must be zero filled. Your entry must not exceed Total Tips reported in positions 308 through 319. Refer to Publication 1239, Part A, Section 10.

Total Tips, positions 308 through 319, is a required numeric field. It must be right-justified and zero filled. If no entry, it must be zero filled. This field must be the total of Indirect Tips and Direct Tips reported. Refer to Publication 1239, Part A, Section 10.

Gross Receipts, positions 320 through 331, is a required numeric field. Report all receipts, except non-allocable receipts. Generally, this field must exceed all other monetary fields. Refer to Publication 1239, Part A Section 10.

The multiplication of the Gross Receipts, positions 320 through 331, by the Tip Percentage Rate, positions 344 through 347 is inconsistent.

Tip Rate Percentage, positions 344 through 347, is blank or invalid. This field must contain 4 numeric’s. For example, 8% should be entered as 0800. If your tip rate percentage is correct, then your multiplication of Gross Receipts and Tip Percentage Rate is inconsistent.

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