When a tax return can't be e-filed no matter what you do
Although millions of tax returns are successfully e-filed every year, some returns simply can't be e-filed or keep getting rejected even though there's really nothing wrong with them.
Returns cannot be e-filed if they:
- Contain overrides
- Have no taxable income
- Contain a W-2 where box 1 is blank or the box 16 amount is greater than the box 1 amount
- Contain IRS forms or schedules not on the accepted Forms and Schedules list
- Contain non-final forms
- Are for prior-year or amended returns
Many nonresident and part-year state returns cannot be e-filed either, due to circumstances beyond our control (we'll let you know if your non- or part-year resident return must be paper-filed).
In addition, certain returns keep getting rejected because somebody already claimed a dependent on the return or because of incorrect information in the IRS database. In these cases, there's really nothing you can do to "fix" your return so you can e-file it. For this year at least, you'll need to file a paper return instead.
- How do I print and mail my return in TurboTax Online?
- How do I print and mail a return in the TurboTax for Windows CD/Download software?
- How do I paper-file in the TurboTax for Mac CD/Download software?
You can still file with only having social security disability. If you do not have a tax liability, and are trying to be sure you will be able to receive the economic impact payment, then hold on to your return for now.
If your simple tax return had no errors and you otherwise did not need to file, then hold on to your return for now.
While you are waiting, you could register for updates from this link: TurboTax Updates for Stimulus Payment Registration
See this screenshot for what you are looking for at that link. Go to the link to actually register.
If the IRS has your direct deposit information and if you qualify, you will get a check. Keep checking this IRS Economic Impact Payments Updates. They currently are saying that IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief site will be updated within the next 3 weeks for people not automatically getting the economic impact payment.
For more information, see the resources below:
[Edited 4/6/2020 | 1:25 PM PST]