I have a quick question.I used e file ( turbo tax- free editon ) and IRS rejected it on 15th , so I sent my documents via postal mail.Meanwhile on my second attempt to e file with paper sign . IRS accepted my return. Does it create any problem as everywhere it says do not file ( on papers ) if you are e filing.
Please help me here.
Hmm… I’ve never had this happen before. I have had clients that filed twice on paper because they weren’t sure that they had mailed it already (don’t snicker, it happens).
I am not sure what would happen with the case of efile and paper returns but here’s my hunch: assuming that the returns are the same, the IRS will ignore the second one. You’ll probably get a letter saying that there’s a problem with your return (because they IRS only has so many form letters and headings) and it will go on to say that they have received two copies of your return and that only one can be processed.
I’d hold tight and see. I definitely wouldn’t lose any sleep over it unless the returns are different, you sent payment with both or something similar. If any of those situations is the case, I’d follow up with IRS.
If anyone else has experience with this situation, by all means, chime in!
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