Tax Return Rejection Codes

If the IRS or state rejected your tax return, look up the rejection code below for full advice on how to fix your tax return. Don't worry: a rejected e-filed tax return usually simply necessitates a minor revision. You can then re-efile at no further cost. Even if you did not prepare and e-file your tax return through eFile.com, you can still check the rejection codes listed below because they are the identical codes provided by the IRS and states. Nevertheless, the methods for correcting your return may differ depending on where you prepared or e-filed your return.

Common Causes and Rejection Codes

The following are some of the most common types of errors:

Mismatched Personal Information

The taxpayer's personal information does not match the information on file with the Social Security Administration. This is the most common reason for a return being refused. The taxpayer's or their spouse's information, such as their SSN, name, or birth date, is either wrong or does not match what the IRS expects.

Previously Accepted Return

Someone else has already e-filed a return using the identical taxpayer identification number (Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number). This is most commonly due to a taxpayer or spouse having already e-filed a return for the current year. This can also happen if the taxpayer or spouse is a victim of identity theft.

Dependent Claimed On Another Return

A taxpayer claims a dependent who is likewise claimed on the return of another taxpayer. This might happen when there is confusion or a lack of communication between custodial and non-custodial parents or guardians over who is entitled to the dependent.

Dependent Files Own Return

Taxpayers previously submitted a tax return for the year, either for themselves using the personal exemption or for those who claimed them as a dependent.

EIN Does Not Match

Taxpayers previously submitted a tax return for the year, either for themselves using the personal exemption or for those who claimed them as a dependent.

How To Fix Tax Return Rejection?

To repair your rejected return, first locate your rejection code, which explains why your return was refused. The code can be found in the email you received.

Here are a few common IRS reject codes:

  1. F1040-164-01: To claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, you must complete Form 8862.
  2. FW2-502: The name or EIN for an employer on your W-2 does not correspond to IRS records.
  3. IND-031-04: The first taxpayer's AGI or Self-select PIN from the previous year does not match IRS records.
  4. IND-032-04: The spouse's AGI or Self-select PIN from the previous year does not match the IRS records.
  5. IND-181-01: Your return lacks the first taxpayer's Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN).
  6. IND-507: Your dependent has already been claimed on another return.
  7. IND-516-02: If the Main Taxpayer claims an exemption on the return, the Primary SSN must not match a Dependent SSN on another return filed for the same tax year.
  8. IND-517-01: A Dependent SSN in the return cannot be the same as the Primary or Spouse SSN on another return when the 'PrimaryClaimAsDependentInd' or 'SpouseClaimAsDependentInd' box is not ticked.
  9. IND-524: The date of birth does not match what is on file with the IRS.
  10. R0000-500-01: The first taxpayer's name or Social Security number does not match what is on file with the IRS.
  11. R0000-504-02: The name or Social Security number of a dependent on your return does not match what is on file with the IRS.

What If My Code Isn't On The List?

The complete list of rejection codes and remedies can be found in the link below.

https://www.mass.gov/doc/reject-code-solutionspdf/download

If your return is still refused when you try to e-file it, you can print it and send it in to the IRS.

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