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Non filer tool e file rejection and accepted extension?

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Level 1
last updated ‎July 22, 2020 3:52 PM

Im confused. If the non filers tool submitted an actual return, causing an efile unsubmittable due to a “return already being submitted”then WHY WAS AN EXTENSION ACCEPTED???

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Level 15
last updated ‎July 22, 2020 3:52 PM

It was was done just to confuse you. Apparently it worked. 


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Level 10
last updated ‎July 22, 2020 3:52 PM

Maybe someone needed to request an extension for purposes of filing a stand-alone Form 5329 or Schedule H.

More likely, IRS didn't anticipate so many greedy people would claim to be nonfilers so they could collect $1,200, then come back and admit they have to file.  Just because the extension is accepted, doesn't mean they can avoid the extra scrutiny of a paper return.  

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Level 12
last updated ‎July 22, 2020 3:52 PM

"If the non filers tool"

Whose tool? The IRS tool was only a portal. TurboTax, H&R and Tax Act would have filed a basic return, though.

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