On the 1099R form it has Payer's TIN. I have used that as the Federal ID number and it was rejected. What should Used?
The Payer's TIN is the Federal EIN. It is 9 digits and in the format of 12-3456789. You only enter the 9 digits and the program will supply the 'dash'. If what you entered is correct and it is being rejected, the delete the Form 1099-R and re-enter manually.
I did enter the 1099-R manually and still got the rejection. So now what am I supposed to enter?
If you entered the payers EIN on the 1099-R and it rejects as an invalid EIN then contact the payer to see of they entered the wrong number.
If your 1090-R was missing the EIN then contact the issuer for a replacement 1099-R. A 1099-R is not valid without a EIN. They are required by law to supply a valid 1099-R.