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Tax Mistakes To Avoid So Your Refund Is Not Delayed

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Don't get rejected by the IRS because of common mistakes. Don't get rejected by the IRS because of common mistakes.

Don't get rejected by the IRS. The biggest reason why refunds get delayed is because of common mistakes that could be avoided.

That's what happened to Karen Onofre Gaytan in Spartanburg. She says the IRS rejected her return.

"They told me that the name on the paperwork doesn't match my social, but it's because I have 2 last names and I think there's only one on there," she said.

Misspelled names and wrong social security numbers and incorrect birthdates top the list of the most common errors according to tax prepares like Liberty Tax Branch Manager Mariah Quezada.

"I've been fixing rejects all morning. I think I've had about 30 that I've had to fix," she said.

Quezada says even professional software can't catch mistakes like forgetting a W2 or using the wrong form.

But software does help ward off bad math, forgetting a signature, and assuming you can take the same deductions as last year.

Some tax payers may also make the mistake of not filing electronically because they're worried about the recent hacking at the South Carolina Department of Revenue. But what you should know is that could delay your refund by as much as 2 months.

Samantha Cheek with the Department of Revenue tells 7 On Your Side "Measures have been taken to secure data entrusted to us as an Agency including encryption of data, two-factor authentication, and system monitoring."

Finally one costly mistake is paying a preparer if you earn less than 52,000 a year. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program can set you up with one-on-one help for free.

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