IRS Tax Return Rejection Code R0000-544-02

Problem: The IRS—not—has rejected your return because a Dependent's Social Security Number (SSN) has either already been used on a filed return with the IRS, or is incorrect. If applicable, this might also apply to your state tax return.

Solution: Let us help you turn this into an IRS acceptance.

Sign into your account and click on Federal Taxes and Dependents.

Scroll down and make the necessary correction of updating your and/or your Dependent's 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 SSN and/or TIN correctly, but you keep getting rejected anyway (for any reason), PRINT your return(s)—IRS and State(s)—and MAIL it in on time. 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 your SSN has been accepted by the IRS, ask yourself if you have already filed elsewhere or if you have data security concerns please visit:

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