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What Should I Do If My Taxes Were Rejected?
Verify with the Internal Revenue Service. Remember that if your first return was filed on time but was rejected, you shouldn’t be concerned. If you make the necessary modifications and resubmit your return within five business days, the IRS deems it timely.
There are a number of reasons your tax return could have been rejected. For example, the Social Security Administration or IRS will not accept a tax return if the Social Security number or birth date are not the same.
In such a case, you will need to file your taxes elsewhere. If you are unsure why your return was rejected, you can follow these steps to file your taxes elsewhere. Make sure to meet the deadline for filing your taxes, as well.
Your birth date and Social Security number must match
You need to have your birth date and Social Security number matched to drive legally. Suppose you cannot find your social security number. In that case, you may have to submit a copy of your original SSA ineligibility letter. You can also provide your birth certificate and proof of legal name change.
If you’ve recently changed your name, you need to provide an official copy of the change. You must show your marriage certificate or divorce paperwork to prove the transition between names if you’ve married several times.
If the IRS rejected your taxes, you have to file them again on paper. This is important because the IRS must receive your return on paper within ten days of the rejection date to process it. If your return was rejected for any other reason, you might have to provide a thorough explanation for the rejection. Some of the more concerning reasons for rejected returns include tax fraud and identity theft. For example, identity theft can result in your return being rejected if you used a fake SSN to file your tax returns.
Once your taxes have been rejected, you may try filing somewhere else. In most cases, you can e-file them elsewhere if you can find a different tax filing website. The IRS will issue you an acknowledgment letter after receiving your return and investigating it. However, you must make sure that you respond to any IRS correspondence in a timely manner. Otherwise, you may be unable to file your taxes anywhere else.
Missing Form 8962
If you e-filed your tax return, you may have noticed that your return has been rejected because of missing Form 8962. You must submit all of your required forms and documentation to receive an IRS refund. Among these forms is Form 8962, which reconciles Premium Tax Credit advance payments. If you did not attach the correct form, your tax return will be rejected. However, you can correct your return by following the steps provided by the IRS.
If your return was rejected due to missing Form 8962, you would need to refile it with the correct Form 8896 and explain why you missed it. Before filing your return, you should review your health insurance records and Form 1095-A to determine what might have caused the error. Suppose you were unable to submit Form 8962 with your return. In that case, you must complete the form and attach it to avoid further delays in processing your return.
If you purchased Marketplace health insurance, you must reconcile your advance payments using Form 8962 to avoid a refund rejection. If you did not attach Form 8962, the IRS would consider your return a failure to reconcile, which will prevent you from receiving future Marketplace premium tax credits. This is an important step, so you should not wait until the last minute. You should also attach the newly computed page two of your return. You can find the IRS mailing address and fax number on Letter 12C.
If you’ve missed Form 8962, you must contact the IRS. They will send you a letter containing a detailed list of items that need to be addressed in your response. The letter will also tell you which year your return was reviewed. Fortunately, you have 20 days to respond to the letter. However, if you do not, you may be required to pay back the overpaid amount.
Filing on the deadline
The first step is to make sure that you have promptly submitted all of your information. For example, if you e-filed your return and the IRS rejects it, you must refile it as soon as possible. If you did not submit all of the information you should have, you have ten days to correct the mistake and refile. Otherwise, you must file a paper return.
While receiving an IRS rejection message can be nerve-wracking, you should not panic. There’s still plenty of time to correct your mistakes and file on the deadline. Most rejections are due to mistakes in math or other information on your return. Often, the IRS will fix the mistake without rejecting your return. In some cases, a name or phone number does not match their database. However, if you receive a rejection message after the filing deadline, you have until April 20 to fix your mistake.
The IRS’s website provides a link to the e-file form for e-filing. To get the file approved, follow the instructions carefully and make sure you follow the form’s instructions. There’s no need to change your primary Social Security number or product type. Then, wait for five days and refile your taxes. If you fail to do this, you will face late filing fees.
Another standard error in e-filing is an AGI mismatch. In some cases, this happens because the IRS has no record of the return being filed. The reason behind this is that the IRS has not processed any of the tax returns for 2020 yet. Because of this, they have a backlog of paper, which they are currently dealing with. To resolve the problem, the IRS has introduced a payment plan.
Correcting a clerical error
The reason you’ve received a rejected tax return is usually because of a clerical error. For example, if your tax return was rejected for a simple math error, you might not even need to contact the IRS. However, there are some other issues that may require further action. Here are some examples of errors that might cause your return to be rejected. First, your date of birth may be wrong. If this is the case, it’s essential to correct the date.
If you find an error code on your tax return, you should review your paperwork carefully. First, try to identify the section that was triggered by the error. Also, make sure to review the entire submission. If you see anything different, you may have overlooked something or missed an important detail. If you can’t spot the error code on your return, you should print and mail it.
The rejection message from the IRS can be nerve-wracking, but don’t despair! Most rejections are due to a simple clerical error, and it’s not impossible to fix the problem. You have ten days to correct the error. For example, if you received a rejection message after April 15, you have until April 20 to fix it. If your taxes were rejected after April 15, the deadline is April 20.