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What if I e-filed before April 18, but my return got rejected after the deadline?

SOLVEDby TurboTax1285Updated December 22, 2021

You have until April 23 to correct the rejection and refile your return to avoid possible penalties. By midnight on April 23, your return must either be retransmitted (and later accepted, regardless of date) or postmarked for it to not be considered late.

If you owe taxes, must still pay by April 18.

Some returns keep getting rejected through no fault of the taxpayer; most commonly, this is incorrect data on the government's end, causing a mismatch and subsequent rejection. If you're in this boat, file a paper return, as it can take weeks, even months, for the government to make the correction in their system.

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