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IRS Tax Return Rejection Code IND-996

Problem: The IRS rejected - not eFile.com - your tax return because the Identity Protection Personal Identification Number IP PIN you entered was not valid.

Solution: You can obtain a new IP-PIN here:


If you can not create an account for a new IP-PIN via the link above, call this 800-908-4490 number between Monday - Friday, 7 am - 7 pm your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time). Your identity will be verified via the phone and a new IP-PIN, IP PIN will be mailed to your address of record within 21 days.


    If you’ve moved since January 1 of this year, or
    It’s after October 14 and you haven’t filed your current or prior year Forms 1040 or 1040 PR/SS.

Let us help you turn this rejection into an IRS acceptance. Sign into your eFile.com account: https://mytaxes.efile.com/1040/SignIn/, click File on the left side of your account screen and follow all the on-screen prompts until you reach the screen asking you if you received an IP PIN. Answer Yes and enter your IP PIN in the box on the next screen.

Follow the rest of the on-screen prompts to re-efile your return(s) at no extra charge.

However, if you cannot get your return accepted with your current or new IP PIN, please download your return from your My Account. Then print, sign and mail it to the IRS (include W-2 forms).

Find the mailing address at https://www.efile.com/where-to-mail-tax-return-form-irs-mailing-address-for-refund/.

You may also need to print, sign, and mail your State Tax Return to the State Tax Agency.

Contact us with questions: https://www.efile.com/tax-service/contact/efile-contact/