Problem: The IRS—not eFile.com—has rejected your return because the spouse Social Security Number (SSN) on this return can not be the same as the primary SSN on another return filed for this tax year.
Solution: Let us help you turn this into an IRS acceptance. Sign into your eFile.com account and click "Name and Address" on the left side menu. Check the spouse SSN and make the necessary correction to the spouse SSN. Save the changes, click "Continue," and follow the screen instruction to re-efile your federal and state returns for free. You can do this as often as it takes to get accepted.
However, if you are certain you entered your spouse SSN correctly, but you keep getting rejected for any reasons, PRINT your return(s)—IRS and State(s)—and MAIL it in on time. See printing and mailing instructions plus addresses based on your resident state.
After that, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 and/or State and discuss your tax return in more detail. If the IRS does not accept your return because a return under the spouse SSN has been accepted by the IRS, ask yourself if you have already filed elsewhere.
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