I filed electronically (e-filing) but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now?

Q) I filed electronically (e-filing) but my tax return was rejected. What do I do now?

A) If your tax return was rejected, it means that the IRS found an error on your return. The IRS will send you a letter explaining why your return was rejected and what you need to do to correct the error.

To correct the error, you will need to:

  1. Review the letter from the IRS carefully.
  2. Make the necessary corrections to your return.
  3. Re-file your return electronically.

You can re-file your return online or by mail. If you re-file your return online, you will need to use the same e-file provider that you used to file your original return.

If you re-file your return by mail, you will need to print out the corrected return and mail it to the IRS. Be sure to include the original rejection letter with your re-filed return.

Once you have re-filed your return, the IRS will process it and issue a refund or bill you for any taxes that you owe.

Here are some common reasons why tax returns are rejected:

  • Missing information, such as your Social Security number or your filing status.
  • Incorrect information, such as your income or your deductions.
  • A duplicate return was filed.
  • The return was filed late.

If you are not sure why your return was rejected, you can contact the IRS for assistance.

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