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lolyaya
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2020 rejected, 2019 not processed?

do I file by mail for refund?
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DanaB27
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2020 rejected, 2019 not processed?

Yes, if you cannot fix the reject issue then you might have to print and mail your tax return. Please see How do I fix a rejected return? for additional information.

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faststeven
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2020 rejected, 2019 not processed?

Yes, if you can't fix the reject error, it's likely best to send in a paper return. Electronic (eFile) return validity checking software is sometimes different from the validity checking IRS performs on paper returns. Paper processing is slower, so if you're due a refund it may be slightly delayed, but frequently the error causing the eFile reject can be either bypassed or corrected in the upfront IRS input processing.

 

However, if you're also implying that your Tax Year 2019 return remains unprocessed, although that fact shouldn't directly prevent your 2020 return filing, there may be a similar error on both returns which is preventing a successful filing.         

DMarkM1
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2020 rejected, 2019 not processed?

If your 2020 tax return is being rejected due to your prior year AGI not matching then put a "zero" in when asked about your prior year AGI.  Likely your 2019 return has not been processed yet so it will not register in the system. 

 

 

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