IRS, State Return Rejection Codes

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If your e-filed federal tax return was rejected by the IRS and/or the state tax agency - eFile.com (or any online tax site) does not reject tax returns -  please don't panic over this rejection. Usually, it requires a simple correction of a birth date, a Social Security Number, or a PIN or AGI number. Make the correction and re-efile at no extra charge. There are cases that will require you to PRINT and MAIL your tax return (click the "Details, Instructions" links below for more information). Please don't think that if you prepared and efiled your tax return on a different site, you would not get a rejection. Our eFile.com Taxperts are here to guide you through correcting and re-filing your return.

Below is a list of the most frequent IRS rejection codes with instructions on how to make the correction: 

IRS Reject Codes
Reject Code Description, Instructions
What to do when your taxes get rejected?
EIN (FW2-502)
The Employer Identification Number (EIN) you entered does not match the EIN on record with the IRS.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
AGI or Adjusted Gross Income (IND-031-04 or IND-032-04)
The 2017 AGI you entered on your 2018 tax return for yourself (IND-031-04) or your spouse (IND-032-04) does not match the 2017 AGI on record with the IRS. Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
IP PIN (IND-181-01)
The Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you entered for yourself does not match the IP PIN on record with the IRS, or you did not enter an IP PIN, but the IRS requires you to enter one.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
Spouse IP PIN (IND-183-01)
The Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you entered for your spouse does not match the IP PIN on record with the IRS, or you did not enter an IP PIN, but the IRS requires you to enter one.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
SSN Entered on Joint Return as Spouse (IND-508)
The IRS found an accepted joint tax return listing your Social Security Number (SSN) as the spouse on that return. They can only accept one tax return with the same SSN per year.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
Spouse SSN Entered on Single Return as Primary Taxpayer (IND-510)
The IRS found an accepted single tax return listing your spouse's Social Security Number (SSN) as the primary taxpayer on that return. They can only accept one tax return with the same SSN per year.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
Same SSN Entered on Another Return as Dependent (IND-516)
The IRS found an accepted tax return listing your Social Security Number (SSN) as a dependent on another tax return. They can only accept one tax return with the same SSN per year.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
Birth Date (IND-524)
The date of birth you entered for yourself does not match the date of birth on record with the IRS.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
Deceased SSN (IND-901)
The IRS found that the Social Security Number (SSN) you entered for yourself belongs to a deceased individual.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
SSN Mismatch (R0000-500-01)
The Social Security Number (SSN) you entered for yourself does not match the SSN on record with the IRS.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
Same Dependent SSN (R0000-507-01)
The IRS has already accepted a tax return with the Social Security Number (SSN) you entered for your dependent.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
REJ002 Internal
This is an internal error code. Sign back into your eFile.com account, click My Return on the left side of your account screen and look for instruction on the right of that page. If you used another site (e.g. TurboTax® etc.) to file your taxes please log in there and consider eFile.com next time. We invite new users with special promo codes.
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us
SSN or Same Social Security Number (R0000-902-01)
The IRS has already accepted a tax return with the Social Security Number (SSN) you entered for yourself.  Details, Instructions
Correction: Sign In and follow the instructions on the My Return screen. Help? Contact us

If your rejection code is not listed above, find more federal and state tax return rejection codes by clicking the links below:

For more help, review our help guide on correcting and re-efiling tax returns or contact eFile.com support