More than 90% of individual tax returns are now filed electronically, and usually the process goes smoothly. However, when an e-filed tax return is rejected, e-filing can become more complicated.
Common Causes for Rejected Tax Returns
What to Do
Most errors are simple, are easily corrected, and your tax return is resubmitted for e-filing without much additional delay. However, there are two instances that require your immediate attention. When either of these occur, you will need to file your tax return via the mail and work to correct the error for future tax filings.
While solving the cause for a rejected e-filed tax return can be a headache, the sooner the problem is addressed the sooner your refund can be received.