IRS Reject Codes - Dependent Information

Reject Codes R0000-504-02, SEIC-F1040-501-02, SEIC-F1040-535-02, SEIC-F1040-536-01 and SEIC-F1040-537-01

If a federal return is rejected by the IRS with rule number SEIC-F1040-501-02, SEIC-F1040-535-02, or R0000-504-02, a child's name, social security number (SSN), or birth date does not match IRS records.

For rejection R0000-504-02, the child was claimed as a dependent; for rejections SEIC-F1040-501-02 and SEIC-F1040-535-02, the child was claimed on Schedule EIC for the Earned Income Credit. 

Since, according to the IRS, the correct data on the qualifying children was not provided, they cannot confirm the correct birth date and age of the children listed for the Earned Income Credit. As a result, the IRS may also reject these returns with a rejection code of SEIC-F1040-536-01 or SEIC-F1040-537-01, which states that the age of the primary or secondary taxpayer must be older than the age of each qualifying child on Schedule EIC. This is due to the EIC requirement that the qualifying child must be younger than the taxpayer or spouse (unless the child is permanently and totally disabled). This rejection will be cleared up once the information matches the IRS records.

Please correct the children's information within the dependent section or Earned Income Credit section of the program, and then re-submit the return to the IRS.

To review and/or correct the dependent information:

  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop), click Federal 
  2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and then click Dependents and other qualifying persons
  3. Click New Copy of Dependent and Qualifying Person to enter a new dependent, click Review to review dependent information already in the return, or click the trash can icon or Delete All to delete 
  4. The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information

To review and/or correct the qualifying children's data for the Earned Income Credit (this information was originally transferred from the Dependent section entries, but could have been changed while going through the Q&A):

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal
  2. Click Other Credits in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and then click Earned Income Credit
  3. Click Continue once, then click Review next to the qualifying child's name you would like to review and/or correct

Make sure you are using only alphabetic characters for the names of any qualifying children. For example, make sure you are using the letter O and not the number zero. Also, if you are using 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, use I, II, or III. If the information you have entered is correct according to your records, you may confirm or correct the information with the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 or your local office.

Reject Code SEIC-F1040-506-01

If your return is rejected with rule number SEIC-F1040-506-01, the qualifying child used to claim the EIC on your return has already been claimed for the same purpose on another return. Verify that the name and SSN are correct for your qualifying child. You can make any necessary changes and re-submit your return using the instruction steps above.

If the child's information is accurate and he or she was correctly claimed as a dependent on another return, you will need to delete the dependent information from your return in order to e-file.

Alternatively, you may file a paper return with documentation proving you have the right to claim the dependent; if you file a paper return it will take longer to receive a refund because the IRS will investigate each return to determine who has the right to claim the dependent. Proper documentation can include school records, doctor records, or legal documents. The IRS will continue to reject attempts to e-file this return until the dependent is removed.