Error 0511: "The primary taxpayer's social security number ..." When Checking E-filing Status
This message occurs when checking the status of an e-filed return. Here's the complete message:
Error Code 0511: The primary taxpayer's social security number with a filing status of single, married filing joint or qualified widower was used on another return with a filing status of married filing separate.
How to resolve this error
This rejection error is issued by the IRS server.
- Go back to the Personal Info tab and proceed to the Your Personal Info Summary screen.
- Click the Edit button next to the primary taxpayer.
- Step through the screens and make sure that the primary taxpayer's information exactly matches the information on his/her social security card.
- Repeat Step 3 for all other taxpayers and dependents on the return. If necessary, make corrections and re-submit.
If the information is correct, you'll need to print and mail your return.