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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

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 1040 series tax return. Can we file our return electronically?
  3. I filed electronically and my tax return was rejected. What do I do now?
  4. My electronic tax return keeps getting rejected for a dependent's Social Security number used more than once or on another return. What should I do?

Rev. date: 01/20/2015

What software is approved for IRS e-file?

The IRS has partnered with many companies to provide electronic filing to the public. However, the IRS does not endorse or approve any particular software company.
To learn more, see E-File Options.

Rev. date: 01/20/2015

We will be filing a joint 1040 series tax return. Can we file our return electronically?

Yes, you can file electronically using any filing status. The limitations are:
Filing your return electronically is faster, safer and more accurate than mailing your tax return because it is transmitted electronically to the IRS computer systems.
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Rev. date: 01/20/2015

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

There must be an error on your return. Please review the following:

Rev. date: 01/20/2015

My electronic tax return keeps getting rejected for a dependent's Social Security number used more than once or on another return. What should I do?

We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing you. If you have verified the SSNs for all your dependents with the Social Security Administration and no one else is authorized to claim your children, the following scenario probably applies to you:
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