1120-US ELF: IRS error code X0000-005 (FAQ)

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Question

What does IRS error code X0000-005 mean?

Answer

IRS error code X0000-005, The return and The Transmission (XML) Documents, must conform to the version of the XML Schema they specify. The version for the transmission document is specified in the Transmission Header. The version of the return document is specified in the root element of the return.

This error code means that your return is not conforming to the IRS specifications for electronic filing. Make sure you review and clear all diagnostics. Some of the things to check are:

If, after checking the above items and clearing all your diagnostics, you are still getting this error code or you do not find any of the above items in your return, you need to call CS Support at 800.968.0600 to find out why your return is being rejected.

Related topic: 1120-US ELF: Electronic filing FAQs

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