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Possible Reasons the IRS Rejected Your e-Filed Tax.

Possible Reasons the IRS Rejected Your e-Filed Tax.


Uncle Sam made available several ways for taxpayers to file their tax returns. As a result, you can file your return in whatever way appeals to you. 

Electronic filing is one of the most common filing methods. However, the probability of rejection is high if there are errors on the tax return. The IRS rejected e-filed tax for various reasons, and this article will explore possible reasons why it happens.

 

Causes and Rejection Codes 

A tax return might be rejected for various reasons. This article details some of the most common reasons for rejection when submitting your tax form electronically. In many cases, the form can be corrected and resubmitted, while in other cases, one might have to print the form and mail it to Uncle Sam.

 

Possible reasons for rejections are:

Mismatched Personal Information

The personal info you supply might not match what Uncle Sam or the Social security Administration has on file. Many times, e filed returns are rejected because of this. 

Whatever info you or your spouse supplied, like the Social Security Number, date of birth, etc., must match what the IRS has on file, or there will be a rejection. 

  • Code for birth date mismatch: F1040/F1040A/F1040EZ-524-01 

  • Code for bad primary taxpayer SSN: R0000-500-01 

  • Code for bad spouse SSN: R0000-503-02


Returns Accepted Previously

A return might be filed already using similar taxpayer details like the tax Identification Number or Social security Number. This often happens because the taxpayer or spouse has already filed a return earlier. 

Also, this happens when either the spouse or the taxpayer is a victim of identity theft. 

  • Rejection codes: R0000-902-01 and/or IND-510

Someone Else Claimed the Dependent 

You might claim a dependent that someone else already claimed. Many times, confusion, lack of communication between the taxpayer and their partner when separated might cause this. 

  • Rejection codes: R0000-507-01 and/or SEIC-F1040-521-02


Discrepancy in Electronic Signature

The taxpayer needs to electronically sign their transmitted tax return either by adjusting the gross Income from the previous year or identity Protection Personal Identification. 

The taxpayer’s PIN or AGI needs to match what the IRS has on file. Having an incorrect PIN or AGI might trigger a rejection. 

  • Codes for bad PIN: IND-180-01 and/or IND-183-01

  • Codes for bad AGI: IND-031-03 and/or IND-032-03


Your Employer Identification Number Does Not Match

If the Employer Identification Number does not match what the IRS has on file, the return will likely be rejected. 

  • Rejection codes: FW2-502, FW2G-502 and/or F1099R-502-02

If your e-filing is rejected, any of the reasons above might be responsible, and you will likely encounter the codes above. Also, there are some less frequent codes like IND-689-01 for a return that wasn’t filed in the completed year.

However, these are the most common codes that one will typically get. For people faced with such rejections, you need to act immediately. 

Determining the reason for the rejection is the first step. It will guide you towards taking the right action to make amends. Ensure to contact the IRS if you do not understand the reason for rejection. 


Ensure to Make Changes

Once you understand the reason for rejection, ensure to make appropriate changes and file. Fixing the problem is essential before you resubmit. 

 

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