[E-file Error Code R0000-901-01] How do I resolve it?
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990-PF 990-N 990-EZ 990 8868 1120-POL

IRS Error Code [R0000-901-01]:

Filer's EIN and Name Control in the Return Header must match data in the e-File database. 

Rejection Message:

The business name, EIN, and the name control on the return filed didn't match with the IRS's name control.

What does it mean:

Your business's name control and the EIN don't match the ones on the IRS records. Name Control is a four-character identifier derived from the organization's name. For instance, for an organization named "Ashton Foundation," the name control would be "ASHT." This is assigned by the IRS when the organization requests an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 

In this case, these are two likely reasons that would have led to the rejection of your return.
a. Incorrect EIN. Or 
b. Mistyped the business name.

Anyone or both mistakes will cause a mismatch in the name control. 


Check if the EIN and the Organization Name entered are correct. If there are errors, you need to correct those and re-transmit the return at no additional cost. 

Here's how you correct the type of organization:

  1. Log in to your Tax 990 account.
  2. Identify the rejected return either from the Dashboard or Forms History.
  3. To identify it from the Dashboard, keep a note of the rejected return's Return ID that you find in the rejection email. 
  4. To identify it from the Forms History page, click the Tax Returns on the menu, and you'll land in the Forms History page, where you'll find the rejected return listed. 
  5. In both options, you need to click on the Rejected by the IRS button found against the rejected return to find the list of errors. Then, click the Fix Me button against the error code R0000-901-01.
  6. You'll land on the Update Organization page. Here, you can correct the EIN and/or organization name.
  7. Review the details, and click the Transmit button to re-transmit your return to the IRS at no additional cost.

We'll keep you informed on the return status once we hear back from the IRS.

For any further assistance, we recommend contacting the IRS e-Help Desk Toll-Free Number 1-866-255-0654.

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