The IRS is stating they have already received and accepted a Federal return for the current tax year with the Primary Taxpayer's SSN. This means that the return is being rejected as a "duplicate return".
How do I fix my return?
There are several possible scenarios for receiving this code:
- The Social Security Number or ITIN was entered incorrectly.
- Log into the account and review the information in the Basic Information>Personal Information>General Information section.
- Sometimes taxpayers wish to file their State Only return after they filed their Federal return using another e-file provider. However, they mistakenly resubmit their Federal return with their state return although the IRS has already accepted the Federal return, causing the duplicate submission rejection code.
- If you did not file your Federal return using another e-file provider, it is highly recommended that the IRS is contacted immediately to determine if a return was filed and accepted with the Primary Taxpayer's SSN. The IRS number is 1-800-772-1213.
- Print and mail the return if you believe this is a mistake. If you believe the taxpayer is a victim of identity theft, refer to: IRS Identity Theft Guide.