What can I do if my expat tax return got rejected?

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If the IRS rejected your return, you will be receiving an email from us. Most of the rejections are caused by a typo or a mismatch with the database of the IRS or Social Security Administration.

Our software allows you to amend and resubmit your return again with the IRS in the following events:

  • You entered the incorrect previous year AGI (biggest for expats!)
  • You entered the incorrect IP PIN (most expats don't have these)

In all other cases, you would receive an email from us that you need to paper file your expat tax return.

Note that there could be several reasons why the IRS does not accept your tax return. Let us know if you want us to have a look at the rejection error and to see whether we can get your return accepted.

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