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Understanding 1040 deceased taxpayer e-file reject code - SSN locked by the Social Security Administration

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax6Updated July 13, 2022

The following reject codes generate in ProSeries or Lacerte when attempting to e-file a 1040 return for a deceased taxpayer:

  • "IND-901: The Primary SSN on the tax return has been locked because Social Security Administration records indicate the number belongs to a deceased individual."
  • "IND-953: The Dependent SSN (or Qualifying Child SSN on Form 1040-SS (PR)) has been locked because Social Security Administration records indicate the number belongs to a deceased individual."
  • "IND-941: The Spouse SSN in the return has been locked because Social Security Administration records indicate the number belongs to a deceased individual."
  • "R0000-179: The Spouse SSN in the Return Header is locked per taxpayer's request or the SSN has been identified as that of a deceased person per Social Security Administration records."

Why is this reject code generating?

This return must be filed as a conventional paper return.

The deceased individuals' Social Security number has been locked by the Social Security Administration. For more information, contact:

  • IRS E-File Help Desk: 1-866-255-0654
  • Social Security Administration: 1-800-772-1213

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