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How to Correct & Re-efile Your Tax Return on efile.com

If your efiled tax return was rejected by the IRS and/or state tax agency, don't worry or panic! In most cases, a rejection is due to a simple typo or math error. efile.com is here to help you correct and re-efile your return so the IRS accepts it!

The rejection code is on the "My Return" screen of your efile.com account. Simply log into your efile.com account below to see it: 

Sign into your efile.com account

After you signed into your account, you will see detailed information on the rejection code and instructions on how to correct and re-efile your return for free. You can efile your return as many times as it takes (at no extra charge) until your return has been accepted by the IRS and/or state tax agency.

We have a list of common IRS reject or error codes on efile.com with instructions on how to correct them. Alternatively, you can search for your Federal efile Income Tax Rejection Code and State Income Tax Return efile Rejection Code to find simple, detailed instructions on how to correct your federal and state tax returns.

Why You Should Correct and E-file Your Tax Return

One of the benefits of filing electronically is that most simple mathematical errors will be found and corrected by efile.com. The IRS itself will also often correct mathematical errors, and they will contact you if you are missing any required information.

If your return has not been submitted and accepted yet, you can still make changes and efile your tax return to the IRS so they can accept it. If you are a registered efile.com user, just sign in to your efile.com account, click "Review" on the left side of your account screen, and click the "Show the forms I've completed" link to see and edit any forms you've completed. Then, click "File" on the left and follow the on-screen prompts to efile your return.

What to Do If Your Tax Return Was Rejected by the IRS After the Deadline

If you efiled your return on time, but it was rejected after the tax deadline, your return will still be considered on time if you correct it and efile again within 5 business days. If you decide to print your return and mail it to the IRS, you have 10 days to do this in order for the return to be on time.

How to Change an IRS Accepted Tax Return on efile.com

If your tax return was already accepted by the IRS and you need to make changes, you will have to file a tax amendment. Learn about how to amend your tax return on efile.com.