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13235: ACK Codes in the Personal Client Manager (PCM)

Client Status Manager

What do the ACK codes shown in the Personal Client Manager (PCM) mean?

Acknowledgement codes are transferred to the Personal Client Manager (PCM) from the EF database after returns are transmitted and the acknowledgements processed. These codes represent the status of e-filed returns; for example, whether it was accepted or rejected. A list of the codes is shown below.

Common Acknowledgement Codes
A Federal or State accepted.

Federal extension accepted.  

(Legacy only) Usually appears in the Federal ACK Code box:the small indicates the IRS has sent a state only return to the state. This happens only after a preliminary minimal federal screening (for basics, such as names matching SSNs).

B Bad transmission to Drake. This may indicate a software update needs to be installed before re-transmitting the return.
D Duplicate.This return is a duplicate of an accepted return – do not resend.
E Imperfect return election.
P Processing.
R Rejected; click on reject number to see explanation.
S No federal ack, but bank product sent through.
T Test transmission (does not go to the IRS).
X Bad transmission to Drake. Resend return, contact Drake if problem persists.

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