How to find the reason that the IRS or state rejected a tax return

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How to find the reason that the IRS or state rejected a tax return

 SUMMARY

 This article demonstrates how to look up the reason the IRS or state rejected a tax return.

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 To find the reason the IRS or state rejected a tax return, follow these steps:

  • From within the tax return experiencing the issue, click Return at the top of Menu and then click Rejects/Errors.

  • NOTE: The rejection appears on your screen. If no rejects appear, try pressing Ctrl + R.
  • Once the list of rejections appears on your screen, click the desired rejection to highlight it blue, and then press the Details button to display more information about that specific rejection

  • If you want Simple Tax 1040 to take you to the form and field containing the error, simply double-click the reject error.
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