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For questions about IRS Free File Fillable Forms, a free service that allows United States taxpayers to fill out and submit tax return forms online.

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rejected maybe from 8812, cannot find error based on irs search tool

Issue : Business Rule IND-454 - If RefundableCTCOrACTCAmt in the return has a value greater than zero, and [ Schedule 8812 (Form 1040), MainHomeInUSOverHalfYrInd or BonaFidePRResidentInd is checked ], ...
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What does this mean ? Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:IRSW2G[1]/efile:PayerNameControlTxt[1]

What does this mean ? Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 - The XML data has failed schema validation. cvc-complex-type.2.4.a. Invalid content was found starting with element PayerNameControlTxt. One of {&...
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How to resolve free file fillable forms error S8812-F1040-005?

Seems easy enough to ensure my qualified dependents match (are checked on form 1040) to what is inputted into line 4a on schedule 8812. Both match but I keep getting a rejected notice. Issue : ...
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Free E-file US taxes if spouse is non-resident alien

I have a special situation in that I am a US citizen but my spouse is a non-resident alien, and I myself also live overseas. So far I have only found that HR Block Taxes for Expats lets me e-file ...
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Free fillable forms error re dependent fields

Getting error with this translation - checked all fields, they are blank, any suggestions? Each dependent you list must have a acceptable relationship to you. Select the relationship from the menu in ...
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Can I list multiple wage income abbreviations on Free File Fillable Form 1040?

Background Wage income abbreviations are for taxable income not listed on a W-2. Two examples of these abbreviations are "HSH" and "SCH". Those two abbreviations are mentioned on pages 26 & 27 of ...
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US Taxes Free Fillable Forms Error [duplicate]

I'm getting an obscure error using FreeFillableForms. The error does not appear to be on the standard table of X000-005 errors. Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 - The XML data has failed ...
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Free Form Fillable Forms: Bug in Schedule 3 with form 8863?

I'm trying to file my 2018 taxes, which include form 8863 (nonrefundable education credits) and therefore also schedule 3. I keep getting the following error when I file: Issue : Business Rule ...
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Entering "Other Income" in IRS Free Fillable Forms

I am using Free Fillable Forms on Irs.gov. I have a 1099-misc form with amount in box 3. This is from my bank for ATM fees they reimbursed me. I also have several W2-G's gambling winnings. You ...
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What do I do if my income is just a little too high for "free file"?

I live in North Carolina and I'm using the H&R Block website to file my taxes and finally at the end of everything they informed me that there's a limit to how much I could make last year and ...
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Eligibility for IRS Free File or Free Fillable Forms Programs

I am looking at the two online options the IRS offers: In one location, the IRS site states: Income below $66,000: Free File Software Income above $66,000: Free File Fillable Forms But on another ...
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How do I resolve Free Fillable Tax Form error F1040-524-01?

The following is the error code sent back saying they were unable to process my return due to these error: "Business Rule F1040-524-01 - If 'PINTypeCd' in the Return Header has the value "Self-...
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What does the "Business Rule F1040A-348-04" error mean on my rejected Free File Fillable Form?

I received the following error message: Issue : Business Rule F1040A-348-04 - If Form 1040A, Line 3 checkbox "Married filing separately" is checked (element 'IndividualReturnFilingStatusCd' has the ...
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IRS Free File Fillable forms -- "Done with this form" button grayed out for 1040

I just used the Free File Fillable forms screen to do my 2015 taxes. All went well except for one thing. I could never successfully click on the "Done with this form" button for the 1040 as it is "...
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Is there any way to attach a statement of explanation while submitting a tax return electronically using Free Fillable Forms?

I want to attach a statement explaining some things related to my tax return. Is there any way to attach a statement of explanation while submitting a tax return electronically using Free Fillable ...
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Must I wait to resubmit my return on Free File Fillable Forms?

I used Free File Fillable Forms to submit my income tax return. After submitting your return you are supposed to hear back from the IRS within 24-48 hrs as to whether they accepted the return. There ...
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Can I use freefilefillableforms.com to report my federal tax?

In 2013, I reported my 2012 tax using www.freefilefillableforms.com, promoted by IRS. This year for 2013 tax report, I noticed that IRS says to use Free File Fillable Form when Income is above $58,...
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How can I correct a Free Fillable Forms reported error?

I attempted to file my U.S. Federal taxes via Free Fillable Forms, and got a rejection for the following reasons: Field/Xpath: /efile:Return[1]/efile:ReturnData[1]/efile:WagesNotShownSchedule[1]/...
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