What R0000-902-01 means when rejected?

I received a rejection notice (twice) with the R0000-902-01 code.  It appears as though someone else has used my TIN this tax year before me.  I checked my work carefully and my numbers are correct. 


Hello janie,

This error can occur if somebody else filed a return using your (or your spouse's) Social Security or Taxpayer Identification number.

It can also happen when the Social Security or Taxpayer Identification number has been entered incorrectly.

Try This First (Recommended)

  1. Open your return in TurboTax and click Personal Info.
  2. Proceed to the Your Personal Info Summary screen and make sure that:
    • You didn't accidentally enter the same Social Security number for yourself and your spouse; and
    • All Social Security numbers on the return exactly match the number(s) on the corresponding Social Security card(s).
  3. If all information is correct, proceed to Other Options, below.
    • Otherwise, click the Edit button, make the correction(s), and continue until you're back on the Your Personal Info Summary screen. Then, e-file your return again.

Other Options

It's likely that another taxpayer, inadvertently or otherwise, filed their return using your (or you spouse's) Social Security number.

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.

You won't be able to fix this rejection; you'll need to file a paper return.

The following link contains some information regarding tax-related identity theft.


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