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; T

  • Tax returns with Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) within the range of 900-00-0000 through 999-99-9999.  Exception: Adopted 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 the IRS e-file.  These conditions change from year to year.  The software should alert providers to these conditions when they occur.   If providers transmit electronic return data with one of these conditions to the IRS, it rejects, and the taxpayer may have to file the tax return on paper. The software package documentation or the software’s support program should provide information that is more specific. 


Cathy Fisher

Common Cents Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation

Serving Henderson, NC, Buncombe County, Polk County, Transylvania County


P: 828-595-2835

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