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12978: Top Federal Rejects for Business Return Extensions


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Top Federal Rejects for Business Return Extensions

F7004-904-01

Text of rule: Form 7004, the tax year ending date ('TaxPeriodEndDt' specified in the Return Header) must match the data in the e-file database unless one of the checkboxes in Line 5b - "Initial Return", "Final Return" or "Consolidated return to be filed" is checked.

Troubleshooting for this reject:

  • If this is the initial year or final year of the organization, go to screen 1 (Name, Address, General Info) and mark either the Initial return or Final return check box. If this is not the initial or final year of the organization, review the Fiscal year ends date on screen 1. The tax year ending date entered on screen 1 does not match what the IRS has on its records for this organization.
  • For more information, call the IRS Practitioner Priority Service At (866) 860-4259.

Another Option is to:

  • Paper file the 7004.

F7004-905-01

Text of rule: In Form 7004, Line 1a or Line 1b, the return for which the extension is filed must match the return type established with the IRS for the EIN.

The return type filed is not the return type the IRS has on its records for this organization. An S-Corporation still listed as a regular Corporation in the IRS database (and vice-versa) would cause this reject.  

Troubleshooting for this reject:

  • You can change the return type listed on the 7004 and resubmit the form.
  • Go to screen 1 and review the organization's name and EIN. If the organization's name and EIN are correct, contact the IRS at (877) 829-5500.

Another Option is to:

  • Paper file the 7004.

R0000-901-01

Text of rule: Filer's EIN and Name Control in the Return Header must match data in the e-File database.

The IRS recommends the following if the return rejects because of a name control mismatch:

  • Ensure that the Employer Identification Number (EIN) is correct. Review your data entry on Screen 1.
  • Review the rules in the Business Name Control matrix. These rules can be found at Using the Correct Name Control in e-filing Corporate Tax Returns
  • If you get a reject because of an EIN/Name Control mismatch, please call the e-Help Desk at 1-866-255-0654 and follow the prompts for assistance.

Another Option is to:

  • Paper file the 7004.

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