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How do I fix a stimulus reject code?

A stimulus reject code just means that some things don't match the IRS database. Select your reject code below for information about it.

To fix your reject:

  1. Sign in to Stimulus Registration.
  2. Follow any "fix-it" instructions to edit your information.
  3. Re-submit.

If your reject code isn’t listed below, you can still follow the above instructions to see your reject code and explanation, and fix it.

This return was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer identification number (TIN) or social security number (SSN) assigned to this submission has already been used to file a tax return that was accepted by the IRS.

If you already filed your taxes and are expecting a stimulus check, you don’t need to submit additional information to the IRS or register separately for your stimulus check.

If you believe the TIN or SSN of the taxpayer has not been used to file a return, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

Your stimulus submission was rejected because the IRS couldn’t confirm your identity using your adjusted gross income (AGI).

If you didn't file in previous years and you aren't required to file this year, your AGI should be 0.

If you want to e-file your stimulus submission and you know your AGI isn’t 0, enter your AGI exactly as it appears in the IRS database (you can find this by looking at last year's tax return or by requesting a transcript of last year's taxes from the IRS).

If any of the following applies to you, you should file your taxes for this year instead of sending in stimulus submission:

  • You filed your taxes last year and are required to file your taxes this year
  • You weren't required to file last year but are required to file your taxes this year

You can file your taxes at TurboTax.com

This request was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer identification number (TIN) or social security number (SSN) on this request has been assigned to a dependent on another submission.

If you believe this is incorrect, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

The IRS e-file database shows that an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) is required for this taxpayer. The IRS would have sent the required IP PIN to the taxpayer in a CP01A Notice.

The IP PIN must be entered and exactly match the info in the IRS e-file database. If it's not entered or is incorrect, the stimulus submission can't be electronically filed.

For more information about the IP PIN, visit www.irs.gov/get-an-ippin.

For assistance with your IP PIN, contact the IRS at 1-800-908-4490 or visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

This request was rejected because the primary taxpayer's Social Security Number (SSN) and/or last name does not match the info on their Social Security Card. This could be because of misspellings, transposing the last name, wrong initials, and/or incorrect suffixes.

The IRS obtains information about taxpayer's names and SSNs from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the taxpayer recently made an update, the IRS may not yet have the most current information. To verify what information the SSA has on file, call 1-800-772-1213. Even if the SSA's records are up-to-date, it can still take up to four weeks for the IRS to receive the updated info.

This request was rejected because the the dependent's social security number (SSN) is also listed on another submission that was accepted by the IRS.

If you believe this is incorrect, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

This return was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer's date of birth (DOB) does not match the IRS e-file database.

The IRS obtains taxpayer information from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the taxpayer recently made an update, the IRS may not yet have the most current information. To verify what information the SSA has on file, call 1-800-772-1213. Even if the SSA's records are up-to-date, it can still take up to four weeks for the IRS to receive the updated info.

This request was rejected because the the dependent's social security number (SSN) is also listed on another submission that was accepted by the IRS.

If you believe this is incorrect, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

This request was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer's Social Security Number (SSN) is listed as the SSN of a spouse whose filing status is Married Filing Separately on another submission that was accepted by the IRS.

The filing status on this request cannot be any of the following: single, married filing jointly, or qualifying widower.

This request was rejected because the dependent's Social Security Number (SSN) and/or last name does not match the info on their Social Security Card. This could be because of misspellings, transposing the last name, wrong initials, and/or incorrect suffixes.

The IRS obtains information about dependents' names and SSNs from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the dependent recently made an update, the IRS may not yet have the most current information. To verify what information the SSA has on file, call 1-800-772-1213. Even if the SSA's records are up-to-date, it can still take up to four weeks for the IRS to receive the updated info.

This return was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer's Social Security Number (SSN) assigned to this request has already been used to file a submission that was accepted by the IRS.

If you already filed your taxes and are expecting a stimulus check, you don't need to submit additional information to the IRS or register separately for your stimulus check.

If you believe this is incorrect, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

This request was rejected because the spouse's Social Security Number (SSN) and/or last name does not match the info on their Social Security Card. This could be because of misspellings, transposing the last name, wrong initials, and/or incorrect suffixes.

The IRS obtains information about taxpayer's names and SSNs from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the secondary taxpayer recently made an update, the IRS may not yet have the most current information. To verify what information the SSA has on file, call 1-800-772-1213. Even if the SSA's records are up-to-date, it can still take up to four weeks for the IRS to receive the updated info.

Your stimulus submission was rejected because the date of birth (DOB) for your spouse does not match IRS records. Double-check that your spouse's DOB has been entered correctly.

If you have confirmed that it's been entered correctly, call the Social Security Administration (SSA) at (800) 772-1213 to verify that their records are correct. If SSA records are updated, it can take up to four weeks to transfer the updated information to the IRS.

Your stimulus submission was rejected because the IRS couldn’t confirm the taxpayer's spouse's identity using their adjusted gross income (AGI).

If the taxpayer's spouse didn't file in previous years and isn't required to file this year, the AGI should be 0.

If you want to e-file your stimulus submission and you know your spouse's AGI isn’t 0, you’ll need to enter their AGI exactly as it appears in the IRS database.

If any of the following applies, you should file your taxes this year instead of sending in stimulus submission:

  • You and your spouse filed your taxes last year and are required to file your taxes this year
  • You and your spouse weren't required to file last year but are required to file your taxes this year

You can file your taxes at TurboTax.com

This return was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer identification number (TIN) or social security number (SSN) assigned to this submission has already been used to file a tax return that was accepted by the IRS.

If you already filed your taxes and are expecting a stimulus check, you don't need to submit additional information to the IRS or register separately for your stimulus check.

If you believe this is incorrect, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

This request was rejected because the the taxpayer's social security number (SSN) is listed as belonging to a dependent on another submission that was accepted by the IRS.

If you believe this is incorrect, check the identification number for errors. If there are no errors, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for further guidance.

The IRS e-file database shows that a valid Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) is required for the taxpayer's spouse. The IRS would have sent the required IP PIN to the taxpayer in a CP01A Notice.

The IP PIN must be entered and exactly match the info in the IRS e-file database. If it's not entered or is incorrect, the stimulus submission can't be electronically filed.

For more information about the IP PIN, visit www.irs.gov/get-an-ippin

For assistance with your IP PIN, contact the IRS at 1-800-908-4490 or visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

This return was rejected by the IRS because the taxpayer's date of birth (DOB) does not match the IRS e-file database.

The IRS obtains taxpayer information from the Social Security Administration (SSA). If the taxpayer recently made an update, the IRS may not yet have the most current information. To verify what information the SSA has on file, call 1-800-772-1213. Even if the SSA's records are up-to-date, it can still take up to four weeks for the IRS to receive the updated info.

This rejection happens when the taxpayer's (or spouse's) identifying information is missing. Identifying information can be last year’s adjusted gross income (AGI), your e-filing PIN, or your Identity Protection PIN. It’s important to remember that, in order to e-file your submission, you must include your prior year AGI.

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