I'm getting an error about the legal characters in the payer or company name. What do I do?

The IRS regulates the type of data that can be entered for electronic filing.  Only specific characters can be entered in the name fields.  Most likely an invalid special character has been entered on the form and need to be removed.

When entering Payer or Company name information on Yearli, only specific characters are allowed.  The current characters allowed for the payer or company name are:

  • Lower and Uppercase letters (A-Z or a-z)
  • Numbers (0-9)
  • The following symbols:
    • Hash (#)
    • Hyphen (-)
    • Ampersand (&)
    • Parentheses ()
    • Apostrophe (')
    • Period (.)
    • Single space

All other characters will need to be removed from the payer or company name before forms can be filed.

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