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Electronic Filing (e-file) - Age, Name or SSN Rejects, Errors, Correction Procedures

  1. What software is approved for IRS e-file?
  2. We will be filing a joint tax return. Can we file our return electronically?
  3. How can I participate as an electronic filing Provider?
  4. I filed electronically but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now?
  5. My electronic tax return keeps getting rejected for a dependent's social security number used more than once or on another return. I have verified the social security numbers of all my dependents with the Social Security Administration and no one else is authorized to claim our children on their taxes. How do I correct this error so that an e-file return will go through?

Rev. date: 08/04/2012

What software is approved for IRS e-file?


Rev. date: 08/04/2012

We will be filing a joint tax return. Can we file our return electronically?

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About the Free File Alliance

Rev. date: 10/04/2012

How can I participate as an electronic filing Provider?


Rev. date: 08/04/2012

I filed electronically but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now?


Rev. date: 08/04/2012

My electronic tax return keeps getting rejected for a dependent's social security number used more than once or on another return. I have verified the social security numbers of all my dependents with the Social Security Administration and no one else is authorized to claim our children on their taxes. How do I correct this error so that an e-file return will go through?