TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ

E-file rejects F1040-526-02 or F1040A-526-02: 'SpouseBirthDt' in the Return Header must match the e-File database

This rejection occurs when the date of birth for the second person listed on the return (the spouse) is either incorrect or doesn't match IRS records.

The code and message associated with this rejection varies with the tax form:

  • F1040-526-02: If 'PINTypeCd' in the Return Header has the value "Self-Select On-Line" and Form 1040, Line 2 checkbox "Married filing jointly" is checked, and 'SpecialProcessingLiteralCd' does not have a value and 'CombatZoneCd' does not have a value and 'SpecialProcessingCodeTxt' does not have a value and 'SpouseDeathDt' does not have a value, then 'SpouseBirthDt' in the Return Header must match the e-File database.
  • F1040A-526-02: If your filing status is "Married filing jointly" and 'SpecialProcessingLiteralCd' does not have a value and 'CombatZoneCd' does not have a value and 'SpecialProcessingCodeTxt' does not have a value and 'SpouseDeathDt' does not have a value, then 'SpouseBirthDt' in the Return Header must match the e-File database.

Solution

You'll need to leave the TurboTax app and sign in to a browser:

  1. Sign out of the app by tapping the TurboTax icon in the upper-left corner > App Settings > Sign Out.
  2. Open your browser (either on your device or a computer) and sign in at MyTurboTax.com (use your app login).
  3. Fix and refile your return in TurboTax Online. Instructions

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