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10958: State Forms Watermarks

State Returns Generally

How can I remove the watermark "TAXPAYER COPY ONLY - DO NOT MAIIL THIS FORM"?

If a state return displays a watermark across the top of the form, it is still in development. The form can be printed for the taxpayer's information, but it should not be paper-filed. The watermark will be removed with an update when the form is ready for official use. 

The watermark text may say "TAXPAYER COPY ONLY - DO NOT MAIIL THIS FORM" or "Draft Form - CLIENT COPY ONLY - Do not mail this form - DRAFT."

Some states have additional restrictions on forms that have not been approved, see KB 14473 for details. 

A similar watermark may display on federal forms; see KB 18346 for details.

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