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10630: 1040 - W-2 Reject on EIN

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Why was this individual return with an SSN in the EIN field on a W-2 rejected? 


The reject code you may be seeing is FW2-502:

Form W-2, Line B 'EmployerEIN' must match data in the eFile database.

The IRS will reject a return if the EIN entered on the W-2 is either incorrect or is an SSN. Employers must have an EIN on their Form W-2 that matches what the IRS has on file.

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