After several weeks the IRS will contact you and the other party to determine the problem with the social security number.
My 2012 return was rejected due to my SSN being filed on a previous return. They never told me a state that it was filed though, and I ran my credit. There's nothing on there that doesn't belong to me. I filed my identity theft paperwork, and I'm still waiting. I just tried to file my 2013 paperwork, and it said that my ATIN for my son was previously used. I find it odd that the chances of it happening to both of us would be slim.....any ideas as to what else could cause this to look like identity theft but it just be a glitch somewhere?
I know it's 2 years since I posted this but wanted to follow-up for all those looking for answers. In my case it was Identity Theft. It was so much of a hassle. You have to contact IRS, paper file and fill out a lot of forms as well as your local police dept. to file a claim. Took me till Summer time to get my refund and when I did it was for the wrong amount. Ending up having to wait a whole year to get the actual return. For anyone getting this message contact IRS as your earliest to possibly catch it before the thieves get a check sent to them. Once they do It makes the whole thing even harder. Best of Luck to you all.
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