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Why do i keep a birthday problem?

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Why do i keep a birthday problem?

Your date of birth is an important piece of personal information used to identify you in all types of situations — including filing your taxes. If the date on your return doesn’t match the date on government records, your taxes will be rejected. It’s possible the IRS has an incorrect birthdate on file for you, but the answer might also be as simple as a number that was incorrectly entered as you were completing your return.

If the information, including your date of birth, is correct in TurboTax, then it’s likely that the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the IRS has the wrong birthday for you. If this is the case, you’ll need to work with those offices to update your information.

You can contact the SSA at 800-772-1213 and the IRS at 800-829-1040 to correct an incorrect birthdate. If you confirm your date of birth is on file correctly with these agencies, you’ll need to print and mail your return.

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