Last night I was surprised to find that the tax return that I filed was rejected by the IRS!
After a short state of disbelief, I quickly wanted to determine why and fix it before the April 18th! Why April 18th? Because this year April 15th falls on a governmental holiday, so they bumped the date out to the following Monday (April 18th).
Anyway, so there I was, after I had fired up Turbo Tax, and click on the Status tab, There was the yellow warning stating that my return was rejected!
After clicking on the warning message, my basic mistake was that my SSN for my son appeared to be entered in correctly. So I chose the “fix the error” message in Turbo Tax, and tweaked my son’s SSN number so that it was correct.
Ironically, this has almost happened to me before in past years, but my wife (schooled as an accountant in college), would hit me upside the head and ask me what I was thinking! The problem usually is that my son’s first 3 digits in his SSN are similar to our area code, and since that number is permanently burned in the head, sometime those numbers gets typed instead of my son’s first three numbers.
So I re-submitted it (without any additional cost) via Turbo Tax, and all is well again! I checked status today, and this time the IRS accepted my submission! To find out more information client this Intuit write-up.
To re-submit that return wasn’t too difficult, but for a second, my stress level was through the roof!!!
Here’s an old Beatles video that is more true today than ever:
Readers, have any of you ever had to do extra income tax files that were above and beyond the norm?
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