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Sample Rejection Email

Dear Free File Taxpayer:

The IRS rejected your federal return.

Your Submission ID is: 90000020160151234567     

To get help, go to, find a solution and efile again. If you e-file again, be sure to re-enter the direct debit date (if used) and the e-file date in the Step 2 tab of Free Fillable Forms.

Here's the reason for the rejection:

Issue : Business Rule X0000-005 - The XML data has failed schema validation. cvc-minInclusive-valid. Value '-1500' is not facet-valid with respect to minInclusive '0' for type 'USAmountNNType'.

The following information may help you determine the form at issue:


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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 08-Sep-2016