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Modernized e-File Business Rule (BR R0000-198) for Tax Year 2015/Processing Year 2016

In our continuing efforts to strengthen protections against identity theft refund fraud, the IRS will be making some modifications to the way tax returns are processed through Modernized e-File (MeF) for the 2016 tax season. MeF will be rejecting returns based on characteristics that have been deemed highly suspicious.  These returns will be rejected with Business Rule R0000-198: “This return is ineligible to be filed electronically.”  This applies only to electronically filed (e-file) 1040 family tax returns.  If you believe that your return was rejected in error, you may still file the return on paper.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 07-Jan-2016