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Efiled mothers return with daughters social security number - refiled with correct number, but now I need to file mothers return, must I paper file the return?

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I was working on a couple's return and filed the mothers return for the spouse and accidently used the spouse's social security number on the return, which the IRS accepted.  I re-filed the mother's return with the correct social security number, no refund or tax due was involved.  How can I file the joint return?  I would guess that I would have to paper file the return and show the reason as inadvertently filing her mother's return with spouse's social security number.  Is my thinking correct?

 

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paper... and they got about 10 million envelopes ahead of you...

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/29/paper-tax-returns-irs-290112

 

good luck

 

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paper... and they got about 10 million envelopes ahead of you...

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/29/paper-tax-returns-irs-290112

 

good luck

 

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