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If the following Red Alert appears during the e-filing steps, it is due to the fact that the IRS would reject the return as described below:

Error or Omission: Electronic Filing
This return does not qualify for electronic filing.

To qualify for electronic filing, your tax return must have at least one of these items included on the return: Taxable Income, Adjustments to Income, Tax Liability, Credits, Other Taxes, or Tax Payments.

You may wish to review your entries by repeating the Q&A, starting with the Basic Information section. If after reviewing your entries, your return still does not qualify, you may wish to review the filing requirements in the IRS instructions for Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return to verify whether you need to file a tax return for 2020.

IRS Business Rules: F1040-065

At least one of the following lines must have a non-zero value: Form 1040, Line 9 Total Income, Line 11 Adjusted Gross Income, Line 16 Tax, Line 22 Total Credits, Line 24 Total Tax, or Line 33 Total Payments.

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