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How do I fix e-file reject IND-452?

by Intuit Updated 2 months ago

E-file reject IND-452 happens when a return with either you or your spouse's Social Security number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) has already been filed with the federal government.

This can happen if:

  • Your spouse or another family member filed your return for you
  • Your (or your spouse's) SSN or ITIN was entered incorrectly
  • The same SSN or ITIN was used for both filers on a joint return
  • Somebody filed a fraudulent return using your (or your spouse's) SSN or ITIN

If you're sure nobody you know already filed your return for you, the next step is to review your entries in TurboTax to make sure there aren't any transposed or incorrect numbers.

Select your version of TurboTax for instructions.

Note: If your TurboTax navigation looks different from what’s described here, learn more.

  1. Sign in to TurboTax and select Fix my return.
  2. At the screen Let’s fix your returns and then refile, select My Info from the menu.
  3. On the screen Personal info summary, make sure all SSNs or ITINs have been entered correctly.
    1. If any are incorrect, select Edit, and fix them.
    2. Then go to File to refile your taxes.
  4. If your SSNs or ITINs are already correct and don't need fixing, see What if my info is correct? below.
  1. Open TurboTax and select Fix my return
  2. At the Welcome back to TurboTax! screen, select Fix it now
  3. Make sure all SSNs or ITINs have been entered correctly.
    1. If any are incorrect, select Edit, and fix them.
    2. Then go to File to refile your taxes.
  4. If your SSNs or ITINs are already correct and don't need fixing, see What if my info is correct? below.

If you've double-checked that the information is correct, it's likely that somebody filed a fraudulent return using your information.  If that is the case, follow the information in these links to protect against identity theft:

You won't be able to e-file because you or your spouse's social security number or ITIN has already been accepted. Instead, you'll need to print and file your return.

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