IRS asking for a Form 1041 incorrectly

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CdnAmerican
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IRS asking for a Form 1041 incorrectly

Post by CdnAmerican » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:33 pm

I requested an EIN for a new Canadian RESP account that I'm assuming is a trust for IRS purposes. I wanted the EIN to be able to file the 3520/3520A. I called the IRS and they provided one, but when they followed this up with a letter, they said "Based on the information received from you, you must file the following form ..: Form 1041." But, this isn't accurate, as it's a foreign trust, and the beneficiary is a USC (not a non-resident alien, which would then require a 1041).

Should I simply send them a letter describing this, or just ignore it and send the 3520/3520A as I initially intended?
Not a professional opinion.

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