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02-13-2018 12:29 AM - edited 02-13-2018 12:30 AM
My dd wasnt able to efile last year. I thought she would be able to efile this year. She turned 18 in December, but it wont allow. What are the rules for being able to efile?
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02-20-2018 03:08 PM
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According to the IRS on returns not eligible for IRS E-file, "the following individual income tax returns and related return conditions cannot be processed using IRS e-file:
- Tax returns with fiscal year tax periods;
- Amended tax returns;
- Returns containing forms or schedules that cannot be processed by IRS e-file;
- Tax returns with Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) within the range of 900-00-0000 through 999-99-9999. Exception: Adoption Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ATIN) and Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) may fall within the range above. Valid ATINs contain the digits 93 in the fourth and fifth positions. Valid ITINs contain digits within a range of 70 through 88, 90 through 92 and 94 through 99 in the fourth and fifth digits...and
- The IRS cannot electronically process tax returns with rare or unusual processing conditions or that exceed the specifications for returns allowable in IRS e-file. These conditions change from year to year."
What might have happened on your daughter's return is that there is a certain form or schedule that cannot be be processed by IRS e-file. Therefore, your daughter's return must be paper-filed in that case.
If you wish to speak with the IRS on what forms that are not supported for e-file, they can be reached at 1 (800) 829-1040.
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