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REJECTION CODES F1040-513 and F1040A-513

Spouse Listed as Primary Taxpayer or Dependent on Another Return.

If your return was rejected because your spouse's SSN was listed as the primary taxpayer or dependent on another return, please verify that the Social Security Number entered for the spouse is correct. This information should be the same as that printed on the spouse's social security card.

If the information was entered correctly, you will need to file a PAPER return. Make sure to attach the rejection message to the return when you mail it in.

If the information was NOT entered correctly, make the appropriate changes and resubmit your return.

To edit your spouse's information and resubmit the electronic return:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Name.
  3. Click the Spouse tab at the top, enter the correct Social Security Number for your spouse, then click Continue.
  4. Click Filing down the left to expand, then click E-File Return to continue through the e-file steps to resubmit your return.

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