Self-Select PIN Requirements
The Self-Select PIN will be the only IRS e-file signature method available to taxpayers filing online.
To get your tax return accepted through e-file, the taxpayer must pass the IRS authentication process as follows:
One of the following information must match the IRS database:
- Prior Year Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) (enter as a whole number, no comma, decimal, or cents); if this is the first time you filed a tax return, enter "$0" in the prior year AGI field.
- Or Prior Year Self Select PIN
Then sign your tax return electronically by selecting the current year pin (any 5 digit number).
If you receive e-file rejection due to pin error, you will need to correct your return:
Log in and go to the Self-Select Pin page which is located under the Summary tab. Save and continue to reach the Self Select PIN page. Correct your provided information and save and continue thru to the end of the software and re-submit. You will not be charged again.
If you have tried all of the options above and still cannot get passed the e-file authentication process, then you must file your return on paper by mailing in.
Limitation: *Taxpayers under age 16 who have never filed cannot efile their first return, the return must be printed and mailed.