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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'll be filing an original 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 because a dependent's social security number is used more than once on one return or is used on another return. What should I do?

Rev. date: 08/03/2017

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 doesn't endorse or approve any particular software for IRS e-file.

Rev. date: 05/26/2017

We'll be filing an original joint 1040 series tax return. Can we file our return electronically?

Yes, you can file an original 1040 series tax return electronically using any filing status.
Filing your return electronically is faster, safer and more accurate than mailing your tax return because it's transmitted electronically to the IRS computer systems.

Rev. date: 06/26/2017

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

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

Rev. date: 08/04/2017

My electronic tax return keeps getting rejected because a dependent's social security number is used more than once on one return or is used on another return. What should I do?

If you have verified the SSNs for all your dependents with the Social Security Administration and no one else is authorized to claim them, the following scenario probably applies to you: