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

SOLVEDby TurboTax135Updated 3 weeks ago

IND-452 If 'AmendedReturnInd' in the return is not checked, then the Primary SSN in the Return Header must not be the same as the TIN of a previously accepted electronic Individual return filed for the same tax period.

This rejection 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.

  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. (Don’t select Fix it now)
  3. On the screen Personal info summary, make sure the SSN or ITIN for the first person has been entered correctly
    • If it's incorrect, select Edit to the right of the name to fix it, then select Continue
    • Repeat this step for your spouse if needed
    • If all SSNs/ITINs were originally entered correctly, stop and see the What if my info is correct? section of this article
  4. Select File from the menu
  5. Follow the instructions (but don't select Fix my return if you see it, as you've already done that) and proceed with the refiling process
  1. Open TurboTax and select Fix my return
  2. At the Welcome back to TurboTax! screen, select Fix it now
  3. Follow the instructions to verify the SSN or ITIN for the first person on the return
    • If it's incorrect, select Edit to the right of the name to fix it, then select Continue
    • Repeat this step for your spouse if needed
    • If all SSNs/ITINs were originally entered correctly, stop and see the What if my info is correct? section of this article
  4. Select the File tab
  5. Follow the instructions to refile your return

To fix this rejection, you'll need to leave the TurboTax app and sign in to a browser:

  1. Sign out of the app by selecting More, then 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 using the preceding instructions

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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