IRS E-File Rejection Grace Period

 

Filing your taxes online lets you do your taxes on your time. But what if you complete your taxes by the due date and an issue causes your e-file to be rejected? If you receive a rejection of your e-filed return by the day after the filing deadline (usually April 15), the IRS gives you a rejection grace period of five days to refile a timely filed rejected return.

Your return will be considered late if you attempt to e-file before midnight on May 17, 2021, experience errors in your return, and don’t actually submit your return to the IRS by midnight of May 17. If you’re not able to correct the errors, you’ll need to print, sign, and mail your return. A paper return is considered to be filed on time if it’s properly addressed, has correct postage, and is postmarked by May 17, 2021.

You’ll need to fix the errors in your return and e-file again by midnight of May 17, 2021. Your return will be considered late if it isn’t submitted successfully to the IRS by midnight of May 17.

IRS Rejection Grace Period – How to Resubmit Your E-file

There can be a number of reasons why the IRS might reject your e-filed return. It might be due to a typo or a name or number that doesn’t match up. You can learn more about what to do if your tax return is rejected by the IRS when you e-file.

Follow the instructions in the linked article above to address the errors if you’re using an H&R Block online product. You can try to resubmit your return via e-file. Just be sure to e-file before the IRS rejection grace period of five days is up.

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