Some returns get rejected for minor errors that can be
fixed. Save yourself some time and watch
for these errors before you submit your return for the first time:
Self-Select PIN/AGI does not match the IRS's database. You need to enter
the exact amount of the AGI of last year's return. If you don't recall
what it is and you do not have access to last year’s tax return, you will
need to contact the IRS to verify the exact amount.
name, birthday and social security number (SSN) do not match for taxpayer,
spouse or dependents. If you believe you have entered the correct
information, then you will need to contact the IRS to see what they have
on file. If their information is incorrect, you can request correction
through the Social Security Administration (SSA), then efile. You can also
efile using the wrong information, and then request a correction through
the SSA after your efile is accepted.
or taxpayer's SSN is already used in another return. For example, a
divorced spouse may have claimed a dependent in his/her return already.
Although the spouse may or may not be entitled to claim the dependent,
your efile will not be accepted. If you still want to claim the dependent,
you need to file by paper and let the IRS sort it out.