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
- 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
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
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.