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Tax Return Rejected

Did you file your taxes, putting in all the attentiveness and detailed focus? And to your surprise the IRS had your tax return rejected! Worry not as it is more common than you expected. In fact, there are some taxpayers, whose tax returns are face rejection multiple times before they are able to file it correctly. Although this is not the most ideal of scenarios, you can technically re-submit as many times as you want to.

A point to note here is that, if you had filed your return by the due date, and for some reason, it had been rejected, there is no reason to be worried. The IRS would still consider it to be on time, as long as the corrections are made and re-filed within five business days.

What Happens With Your Rejected Tax Returns?

When you are unsuccessful at e-filing the tax returns, the system generates a reject code that informs you of the exact information that is missing, or where you need to make corrections. The IRS has a long list of reject codes that it uses to let the electronic filer know about the reasons why their return was rejected.

On the contrary, if you have filed a paper copy of the tax returns, then these codes are not applicable. In such a scenario, you have forwarded a notice in the mail. You can easily rectify all the problems here.

Therefore, whether you are e-filing or are mailing the tax return, you should always double-check your filing so that you do not commit these common mistakes.

IRS Rejected Tax Returns Codes:

We have talked about the different rejection codes that signify the missing information or the errors that need to be rectified. Here are some of the different codes that you need to know:

  1. EIN (FW2-5-2)

This code means that the Employer Identification Number mentioned by you does not match with the records.

  1. AGI or Adjusted Gross Income (IND- 031-04 or, IND- 032-04)

The AGI you entered on this year’s form. (For yourself, i.e. IND- 031-04, or your spouse, IND- 032-04) to be filed doesn’t match with IRS’s previous year’s records.

  1. IP PIN (IND- 181-01)

If you have received this reject code, then it means that the IP PIN (Identity Protection Personal Identification Number) entered in the tax return does not match with the IRS’ record. This can also be sent in case there are missing details of the IP PIN and you need to enter them.

  1. Spouse IP PIN (IND-183-01)

The IP Pin that you entered for your spouse, does not match the IRS’ records. This can also come where you have not entered the spouse’s IP PIN and the request for the same has been made by the IRS.

  1. Birth Date (IND- 524)

The date of birth that you entered on the tax return for yourself, does not match the records with the IRS.

  1. Deceased SSN (IND- 901)

The IRS found that the SSN entered on your tax return for yourself belongs to a deceased individual.

  1. SSN Mismatch (R0000-500-01)

This is the most common issue where, the Social Security Number (SSN) that has been entered on your tax return for yourself, doesn’t match the records of the IRS.

  1. Same Dependent SSN (R0000-507-01)

The reject code is sent when the IRS has already accepted a tax return with the Social Security Number (SSN) that has been seen as your dependent.

  1. REJ002 Internal

This is an internal error code.

  1. SSN or Same Social Security Number (R0000-902-01)

In this case, the IRS has already accepted a tax return with the SSN that you have entered for yourself. In this scenario, you need to contact the IRS and the Social Security Administration to verify their records. You can also call on the following numbers:

  • IRS: 800-829-1040
  • SSA: 800-772-1213
  1. There are additional cases wherein you would have entered the wrong gross income amount from the previous tax year’s return.

An important point to note here is that, in case there are mathematical errors, the IRS generally takes care of them themselves and do not count them as errors. It is only where information is either missing or has been added incorrectly that there is a problem.

“IRS Rejected My Tax Return!”- How to Fix It!

AS common as this issue might be, it is important to fix it as promptly as possible. The main reason for that is, that your filing is not seen as complete till the time it is not correct.

The IRS e-file rejection grace period is five days of being given information about the rejection. In this case, you do not incur any penalties. By logic, e-filing gets less time due to the convenience of the error codes of rejection. In case you do not want to re-submit online and want to do so by e-mail, then you can do it via the same and the grace period doubles to 10 days. Again, this does not mean that you will have to re-do your return. You just need to check for the error or file the missing detail.

The IRS takes 48 hours to intimate the taxpayer about the acceptance or rejection of their tax returns.

How to Speed Up the Process:

Having issues with your tax return and in tax preparation is common, after all, it involves so many forms, paperwork, and precision. But the only way in which you are going to be able to do it without having to bear the brunt of penalties is when you do it early.

Having professional guidance while compiling your tax returns, not only helps you to complete it without errors but also to save time and money by doing it with perfect precision.

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