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RCarroll5385
Level 1

My state e-file is failing because the federal e-file has failed

My wife passed away in Feb 2020, which I have indicated on my 2019 return.

 

TurboTax is using our 2018 AGI for her ID, but the IRS is rejecting it and then my state return fails.

 

I have confirmed that the AGI is correct per my 2018 return.

 

I downloaded my 2018 transcript from the IRS - the AGI from the transcript matches the AGI on my 2018 TurboTax pdf.

 

Is there a solution other than mailing my return?

 

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AmyC
Employee Tax Expert

My state e-file is failing because the federal e-file has failed

You can enter a zero for her AGI, that may work. Otherwise, you will need to mail them in. I am very sorry for your loss.

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RCarroll5385
Level 1

My state e-file is failing because the federal e-file has failed

Thanks so much for the response and the expression of sympathy.

 

I tried zero, but that also failed.

 

We have used TurboTax for 21 years, and I realize that the problem may be on the IRS end, but I will likely go the paper route next year. I have wasted a lot of time on this and purchased a state e-file that cannot be used.

 

ReginaM
Expert Alumni

My state e-file is failing because the federal e-file has failed

Since the social security administration blocks the Social Security Numbers of deceased persons to prevent fraud, it is almost always impossible to electronically file a tax return that includes a deceased person.  Print the return and file by mail.  Don't forget to also print and mail your state return. 

 

I am sorry about your wife.

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