If you used the IRS non-filer site to get a stimulus check, you will now get a “duplicate SSN” rejection. We are seeing people who did not notice or ignored the warning on that site about using it if they would be filing a tax return.
Start by double-checking your Social Security number in TurboTax. If it's wrong, correct it and then resubmit your return. If you entered it correctly then...
Next check to see if you accidentally filed yourself by mistake earlier (this includes filing a non filer return for the stimulus check):
Check Your E-File Status on this Secure TurboTax website
- It will show the date you transmitted your return and if it was accepted or rejected.
- Both your Federal and State will be listed separately if you filed both.
- It will tell you when you E-filed
- The electronic filing date
Then if it wasn't you:
Then it's likely that another taxpayer, inadvertently or otherwise, filed their return using your Social Security number.
You "may" be the victim of tax-related identity theft. Please see this TurboTax FAQ for information on how to proceed:
We strongly recommend that you call the IRS Identify Theft Hotline at 1-800-908-4490. You can also click here for additional information at IRS.gov. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Indications-your-identity-may-have-been-stolen-and-how-to-report-it-t...