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Tax Return Rejected

IRS Rejected e filed Federal Return

If the IRS acknowledgment of the electronically filed return indicates that the return was not accepted, it may be because:

  • the complete transmission was rejected, that
  • the e-filed tax return was a duplication of a previously transmitted tax return, or that
  • the tax return was rejected.

Why my tax return got rejected?

If the tax return was rejected, it means that the tax return has not yet been filed with the IRS.

The IRS has specific reject codes with explanations that allow the ERO to know exactly where the error on the return occurred. The acknowledgement file which contains accepted and rejected acknowledgements with the specific reject code(s) is sent to the transmitter within two work days form the original transmission.

The most common reject codes for tax returns

The common codes showing reasons why most tax returns got rejected by the IRS are:

Code 501: On Schedule EIC, the qualifying SSN, and the corresponding name control (first four letters of the last name) must match information received from the Social Security Administration.

Code 502: The employer identification number or EIN from Form W-2, W-2GU, W-2G, 1099-R, or 2439, must match the IRS Master File.

Code 503: Spouse's SSN and name control must match the corresponding data on the IRS Master File.

Code 404: Dependent' s SSN and corresponding dependent name control must match the data on the IRS Master File.

Code 507: Dependent' s SSN was previously used for the same purpose.

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