IRS Transaction Codes and Error Codes

IRS Transaction Codes and Error Codes are used while your tax return and tax refund are being processed. Trying to decipher what they mean? You might see these codes when you look at your tax transcripts.  These are common three digit IRS transactions codes associated with your tax return and tax refund.  Not all IRS are listed, but these are common codes given by the IRS.  The IRS uses these to track actions that are posted to your account on the Master File and they may appear on your account transcript or return transcript.

Some of the codes we see trending on the refund grapevine include:

IRS Code 846 Refund of Overpayment is the transcript code that seems to signal the time for a happy dance and that a refund is forthcoming.

IRS Code 570 Additional Liability Pending/or Credit Hold is a code that seems to be a bump in the road for some tax refunds.

IRS Code 826 Overpayment Transferred is a code that has been seen and taxpayers are asking if it means that their refund will be used to pay old debts.

Your turn… help others on the refund hunt and comment below to tell us what codes you are deciphering while you wait for your tax refund (scroll and scroll, and scroll some more to join in the conversation… the list of codes is long!)

IRS Transaction Codes and Error Codes

IRS Transcript Error Codes

The abbreviations used under the heading “File” are as follows: Individual Master File (IMF) “I”, Business Master File (BMF) “B”, Employee Plan Master File (EPMF) “E”, Individual Retirement Account File (IRAF) “A “, Payer Master File (PMF) “P”.

Transaction Code File D/C Title
000 I/B/E Establish an Account or Plan
001 B/E Resequence an Account due to a TIN Change
001 E Resequence due to Plan  Number change
001 I Resequence an Account
001 B/E TIN Change Failed to Resequence
002 E Resequence EPMF Merge-Fail
003 B Duplicate Tax Modules are not Resequenced
003 B BMF Partial Merge
004 B BMF Partial Merge
005 I/B/E Resequenced Account or Plan for Merge
006 I/B/E Account Resequenced to Master File Location
006 E Merge Plan Resquenced
007 I/B Carrier Transaction
008 I/B IMF/BMF Complete Merge
011 I/B/E Change EIN or SSN
011 E Change Plan Number
012 I/B/E Reopen Entity Account or Plan
013 I/B/E Name Change
013 E Plan Name Change
014 I/B/E Address Change
015 I/B/E Location and/or   ZIP Code
016 I/B/E Miscellaneous Change Entity Codes
017 I Spouse SSN
017 E Change File Folder Number
018 I/B Release Undeliverable Refund Check Freeze
019 I/B/E ZIP Code/Area Office Change
020 I/B/E Closes Account or Deactivates Account or Delete a Plan
022 B Delete EO Submodule
023 B Reverse the election to lobby
024 B Election to Lobby
025 No Resequence-SSN
026 I/B/E Delete Changed TIN or Old Plan Data
026 I/B IMF/BMF Complete Merge
030 I/B Update Location Codes Out-of- Campus
040 I/B Directs Change to Valid SSN
041 I/B Directs Change to Invalid SSN
052 B Reversal of TC 053, 054, 055
053 B/E Plan Year Ending Month Change
054 B Retained FYM
055 B Change or Adopt New FYM
057 B Reversal of TC 054, 055
058 B Rejection of Form 8716
059 B Rejection of Form 1128
060 B Elect Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC)
061 B Revoke Reverses TC 060, 063, 064, or 065
062 B Erroneous
063 B FSC Election Received
064 B FSC Election Denied
065 B FSC Revocation Received
066 B Terminate FSC Received
070 B Church Exemption from Social Security Taxes
071 B Revocation of Church Exemption from Social Security Taxes
072 B Deletion of TC 070 Input in Error
073 B Correction of Erroneous Revocation / Termination
076 Indicate acceptance of Form 8832
077 B Reversal of TC 076
078 B Rejection of Form 8832, Entity Classification Election
079 B Revocation of Form 8832, Entity Classification Election
080 I Validates Spouse’s SSN
082 B Acceptance of Form 8869
083 B Reversal of TC 082
084 B Termination of Form 8869
085 B Reversal of TC 084
086 B Effective date of revocation
087 B Reversal of TC 086
090 B Small Business Election
091 B Terminate Small Business
092 B Reverses TC 090, 093, 095,097
093 B Application for Small Business Election
094 B Application for Small Business Denied
095 B Application for Small Business Pending
096 B Small Business Election Terminated
097 B Application for Small Business Pending National Office Approval
098 B Establish or Change in a Fiduciary Relationship
099 B Termination of Fiduciary Relationship
100 B Acceptance of Qualified Subchapter S Trust (QSST)
101 B Revocation of Qualified Subchapter S Trust (QSST)
102 B Acceptance of Electing Small Business Trust (ESBT)
103 B Revocation of Electing Small Business Trust (ESBT)
110 B Designates Windfall Profits Tax Return to GMF Unpostable System
120 I/B Account Disclosure Code
121 E Employee Plan Characteristics
122 E Reversal of Employee Plan Characteristics
123 E Update of Employee Plan Characteristics
125 E Plan Termination
126 E Reversal of Termination
127 E Administrator Data Change
128 E Administrator Data Change
129 I HHS Request
130 I/B Entire Account Frozen from Refunding
131 I/B Reversal of TC 130 Refund Freeze
132 I Reversed TC 130
136 B Suppress FTD Alert
137 B Reverse Supress
140 I IRP Delinquency Inquiry
141 I/B/E Delinquency Inquiry
142 I/B/E Delinquency Investigation
148 I/B Issuance of TDA or   Assembly
149 I/B Reversal of TC 148
150 I/B/E/P/A D Return Filed & Tax Liability Assessed
150 I Entity Created by TC 150
151 E Reversal of TC 150 or 154
152 I Entity Updated   by TC 150
154 E Posting F5330 Data
155 E 1st Correspondence Letter Sent
156 E Subsequent Correspondence Sent
157 E Schedule A
157 B Form 5578, Non- Discrimination Certification
159 I Settlement Data
160 B D Manually Computed Delinquency Penalty
161 I/B C Abatement of Delinquency Penalty
162 I/B Failure to File Penalty Restriction Deletion
166 I/B D Delinquency Penalty
167 I/B C Abate Delinquency Penalty
170 I/B D Estimated Tax Penalty
171 I/B C Abatement of Estimated Tax Penalty
176 I/B D Estimated Tax Penalty
177 I/B C Abatement of Estimated Tax Penalty
180 B D Deposit Penalty
181 B C Deposit Penalty Abatement
186 B D FTD (Deposit) Penalty Assessment
187 B C Abatement of FTD Penalty Assessment
190 I/B D Manually Assessed Interest Transferred In
191 I/B C Interest Abatement
196 I/B D Interest Assessed
197 I/B C Abatement of Interest Assessed
200 I D Taxpayer Identification Number Penalty Assessment
201 I C Taxpayer Identification Number Penalty Abatement
234 B D Assessed Daily Delinquency Penalty
235 B C Abates Daily Delinquency Penalty
238 B D Daily Delinquency Penalty
239 B C Abatement of Daily Delinquency Penalty
240 I/B D Miscellaneous Penalty
241 I/B C Abate Miscellaneous Civil Penalty
246 B D Form 8752 or 1065 Penalty
247 B C Abatement of 1065 Penalty
270 I/B D Manual Assessment Failure to Pay Tax Penalty
271 I/B C Manual Abatement of Failure to Pay Tax Penalty
272 I/B/A Failure to Pay Penalty Restriction Deletion
276 I/B D Failure to Pay Tax Penalty
277 I/B C Abatement of Failure to Pay Tax Penalty
280 I/B D Bad Check Penalty
281 I/B C Abatement of Bad Check Penalty
286 I/B D Bad Check Penalty
287 B C Reversal of Bad Check Penalty
290 I/B D Additional Tax Assessment
291 I/B C Abatement Prior Tax Assessment
294 I/B D Additional Tax Assessment with Interest Computation Date
295 I/B C Abatement of Prior Tax Assessment with Interest Computation Date
298 I/B D Additional Tax Assessment with Interest Computation Date
299 I/B C Abatement of Prior Tax Assessment Interest Computation Date
300 I/B D Additional Tax or Deficiency Assessment by Examination Div. or Collection Div.
301 I/B C Abatement of Tax by Examination or Collection Div.
304 I/B D Additional Tax or Deficiency, Assessment by Examination, Div.with Interest Computation Date
305 I/B C Abatement of Prior Tax Assessment by Examination Div. with Interest Computation Date
308 I/B D Additional Tax or Deficiency Assessment by Examination or Collection Div. with Interest Computation Date
309 I/B C Abatement of Prior Tax Assessment by Examination Div. with Interest Computation date
310 I D Penalty for Failure to Report Income from Tips
311 I C Tip Penalty Abatement
320 I/B D Fraud Penalty
321 I/B C Abatement of Fraud Penalty
336 I/B D Interest Assessment on Additional Tax or Deficiency
337 I/B C Abatement of Interest Assessed on Additional Tax or Deficiency
340 I/B D Restricted Interest Assessment
341 I/B C Restricted Interest Abatement
342 I/B Interest Restriction Deletion
350 I/B D Negligence Penalty
351 I/B C Negligence Penalty Abatement
360 I/B D Fees & Collection Costs
361 I/B C Abatement of Fees & Collection Costs
370 I/B D Account Transfer-In
380 I/B D Overpayment Cleared Manually
386 I/B D Clearance of Overpayment
388 I/B D Statute Expiration Clearance to Zero Balance and Removal
389 I/B C Reversal of Statute Expiration
400 I/B C Account Transfer-out
402 I/B D Account Re-Transferred-In
420 I/B/E Examination Indicator
421 I/B/E Reverse Examination Indicator
424 I/B/E Examination Request Indicator
425 I Reversed TC 424
427 B Request Returns from SERFE file
428 I/B/E Examination or Appeals Case Transfer
429 I/B Request AIMS Update from MF
430 I C Estimated Tax Declaration
430 I Entity Created by TC 430
432 I Entity Updated   by TC 430
446 I/B/E Merged Transaction Indicator
450 I/B D Transferee Liability Assessment
451 I/B C Reversal of TC 450
459 B Prior Quarter Liability, Forms 941 and 720
460 I/B/P Extension of Time for Filing
462 I/B/E Correction of a TC 460 Transaction Processed in Error
463 B Waiver to File on Mag Tape
464 B Reversal of TC 463
468 B Extension of Time to Pay Estate Tax
469 B Reversal of TC 468
470 I/B Taxpayer Claim Pending
471 I/B Reversal of Taxpayer Claim Pending
472 I/B Reversal of Taxpayer Claim Pending
474 I/B/E Interrupts Normal Delinquency Processings
475 I/B/E Permits TDI Issuance
480 I/B Offer-in-Compromise Pending
481 I/B Offer-in-Compromise Rejected
482 I/B Offer-in-Compromise Withdrawn/Terminated
483 I/B Correction of Erroneous Posting of TC 480
488 B Installment and/or Manual Billing
489 B Installment Defaulted
490 P Mag Media Waiver
494 B/I Notice of Deficiency
495 B/I Closure of TC 494 or correction of TC 494 processed in error
500 I Military Deferment
502 I Correction of TC 500 Processed in Error
503 TC 500 changed to 503 when posting TC 502
510 I Releases Invalid SSN Freeze on Refunds
520 I/B IRS Litigation Instituted
521 I/B Reversal of TC 520
522 I/B Correction of TC 520 Processed in Error
524 Collateral Agreement Pending
525 Collateral Agreement No Longer Pending
528 I/B Terminate Stay of Collection Status
530 I/B Currently not Collectible Account
531 I/B Reversal of a Currently not Collectible Account
532 I/B Correction of TC 530 Processed in Error
534 I/B C Expired Balance Write-off, accrued or assessed
535 I/B D Reversal of Expired Balance Write-off
537 I/B Reversal of Currently not Collectible Account Status
538 B Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Cases
539 B Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Case Reversal
540 I Deceased Taxpayer
542 I Correction to TC 540 Processed in Error
550 I/B Waiver Extension of Date Collection Statute Expires
560 I/B/E Waiver Extension of Date Assessment Statute Expires
570 I/B Additional Liability Pending/or Credit Hold
571 I/B Reversal of TC 570
572 I/B Correction of TC 570 Processed in Error
576 I D Unallowable Tax Hold
577 I C Reversal Of TC 576
582 I/B Lien Indicator
583 I/B Reverse Lien Indicator
586 B Transfer/revenue receipt cross ref. TIN
590 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Not liable this Tax period
591 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. No longer liable for tax for same MFT if not already delinquent
592 B/I/E Reverse 59X Trans.
593 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Unable to locate taxpayer
594 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Return previously filed
595 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Referred to Examination
597 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Surveyed satisfies this module only
598 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Shelved- satisfies this module only
599 B/I/E Satisfying Trans. Returned secured-satisfies this module only
600 B/I/E C Underpayment Cleared Manually
604 B/I Assessed Debit Cleared
605 B/I Generated Reversal   of TC 604
606 I/B C Underpayment Cleared
607 I/B D Reversal of Underpayment Cleared
608 I/B C Statute Expiration Clearance to Zero Balance and Remove
609 I/B D Reversal of Statute Expiration
610 I/B C Remittance with Return
611 I/B D Remittance with Return Dishonored
612 I/B D Correction of 610 Processed in Error
620 B C Initial Installment Payment: Form 7004, MFT 02+33
621 B D Installment Payment Check Dishonored
622 B D Correction of TC 620 Processed in Error
630 I/B C Manual Application of Appropriation Money
632 I/B D Reversal of Manual Application of Appropriation Money
636 I/B C Separate Appropriations Refundable Credit
637 I/B D Reversal of Separate, Appropriations Refundable Credit
640 I/B C Advance Payment of Determined Deficiency or Underreporter Proposal
641 I/B D Dishonored Check on Advance Payment
642 I/B D Correction of TC 640 Processed in Error
650 B C Federal Tax Deposit
651 B D Dishonored Federal Tax Deposit
652 B D Correction of FTD Posted in Error
660 I/B C Estimated Tax
660 B C Federal Tax Deposit
661 I/B D ES payment or FTD Check Dishonored
662 I/B D Correction of TC 660 Processed in Error
666 I C Estimated Tax Credit Transfer In
667 I D Estimated Tax Debit Transfer out
670 I/B C Subsequent Payment
671 I/B D Subsequent Payment Check Dishonored
672 I/B D Correction of TC 670 Processed in Error
673 Input of a TC 672 Changes an existing TC 670 to TC 673
678 B C Credits for Treasury Bonds
679 B D Reversal of Credits for Treasury Bonds
680 I/B C Designated Payment of Interest
681 I/B D Designated Payment Check Dishonored
682 I/B D Correction of TC 680 Processed in Error
690 I/B C Designated Payment of Penalty
691 I/B D Designated Payment Check Dishonored
692 I/B D Correction of TC 690 Processed in Error
694 I/B C Designated Payment of Fees and Collection Costs
695 I/B D Reverse Designated Payment
700 I/B C Credit Applied
701 I/B D Reverse Generated Overpayment Credit Applied
702 I/B D Correction of Erroneously Applied Credit
706 I/B C Generated Overpayment Applied from Another Tax Module
710 I/B C Overpayment Credit Applied from Prior Tax Period
712 I/B D Correction of TC 710 or 716 Processed in Error
716 I/B C Generated Overpayment Credit Applied from Prior Tax Period
720 I/B C Refund Repayment
721 I/B D Refund Repayment Check Dishonored
722 I/B D Correction of TC 720 Processed in Error
730 I/B C Overpayment Interest Applied
731 I/B D Reverse Generated Overpayment Interest Applied
732 I/B D Correction of TC 730 Processed in Error
736 I/B C Generated Interest Overpayment Applied
740 I/B C Undelivered Refund Check Redeposited
742 I/B D Correction of TC 740 Processed in Error
756 B C Interest on Overpayment Transferred from IMF
760 I/B C Substantiated Credit Payment Allowance
762 I/B D Correction of TC 760 Processed In Error
764 I C Earned Income Credit
765 I D Earned Income Credit Reversal
766 I/B C Generated Refundable Credit Allowance
766 I/B C IRS TOP Offset Reversal   w/OTN
767 I/B D Generated Reversal of Refundable Credit Allowance
767 I/B D Rejected TOP Offset Reversal w/OTN
768 I C Earned Income Credit
771 B D Interest Reversal Prior to Refund Issuance
772 I/B D Correction of TC 770 Processed in Error or interest netting
776 I/B C Generated Interest Due on Overpayment
777 I/B D Reverse Generated Interest Due Taxpayer or interest netting
780 I/B Master File Account Compromised
781 I/B Defaulted Account Compromise
782 I/B Correction of TC 780 Processed in Error
788 I/B All Collateral Conditions of the Offer Completed
790 B/I C Manual Overpayment Applied from IMF
792 B/I D Correction of TC 790 Processed in Error
796 B C Overpayment Credit from IMF
800 I/B C Credit for Withheld Taxes
802 I/B D Correction of a TC 800 Processed in error
806 I/B C Credit for Withheld Taxes & Excess FICA
807 I/B D Reversed Credit for Withheld Taxes
810 I Refund Freeze
811 I Reverse Refund Freeze
820 I/B D Credit Transferred
821 I/B C Reverse Generated Overpayment Credit Transferred
822 I/B C Correction of an Overpayment Transferred In Error
824 I/B D Overpayment Credits Transferred to Another or to Non-MF Accounts
826 I/B D Overpayment Transferred
830 I/B D Overpayment Credit Elect (Transferred) to Next Periods Tax
832 I/B C Correction of Credit Elect
836 I/B D Overpayment Credit Elect Transferred to Next Periods Tax
840 I/B D Manual Refund
841 I/B C Cancelled Refund Check Deposited
842 B C Refund Deletion
843 I/B D Check Cancellation Reversal
844 I/B Erroneous Refund
845 I/B Reverse Erroneous Refund
846 I/B D Refund of Overpayment
850 I/B D Overpayment Interest Transfer
851 I/B C Reverse Generated Overpayment Interest Transfer
852 I/B C Correction of TC 850 Processed in Error
856 I/B D Overpayment Interest Transfer by Computer
860 I/B Reverses Erroneous Abatement
876 I D Interest on Overpayment Transferred to BMF
890 I D Manual Transfer of Overpayment Credits to BMF
892 I C Correction of TC 890 Processed in Error
896 I/B D Overpayment Credit Offset
897 I/B C DMF Offset Reversal
898 I/B FMS TOP Offset
899 I/B FMS TOP Offset reversal or Agency Refund/Reversal
901 I/B/E Delete IDRS Indicator
902 I/B/E Campus IDRS Indicator
903 I/B Master File IDRS Entity Delete
904 I/B/E Notify IDRS Entity or Module not Present
920 I/B IDRS Notice Status
922 I IRP Underreporter
924 I IRP Communication
930 I/B/E Return Required Suspense
932 I/B Reverse Return Required Suspense
960 I/B/E Add/Update Centralized Authorization File Indicator Reporting Agents File
961 I/B/E Reverse Centralized Authorization File Indicator
970 B F720 Additional Schedules; or F945 liability amounts from F945-A and related dates, F941 liability amounts from Schedule B and related dates
971 B/I Miscellaneous Transaction
972 B/I Reverses Amended/ Duplicate Return XREF TIN/ Tax Period Data
973 B Application for Tentative Refund F1139 Processed Return Filed-8038 Series Return and Additional Filing of Form 5330
976 I/E C Posted Duplicate Return
977 I/E C Posted Amended Return Posted Consolidated Generated Amended, Late Reply, or DOL Referral
980 B W-3/1096 Transaction
982 B CAWR Control DLN Transaction
984 B CAWR Adjustment Transaction
986 B CAWR Status Transaction
990 I/B/E/P Specific Transcript
991 I/B Open Module Transcript
992 I/B/E/P Complete or TaxClass Transcript
993 I/B/P Entity Transcript
994 I Two Accounts Failed to Merge/ Transcript Generated
995 I/B Difference in Validity Status/ Transcript Generated
996 B/I Follow-up on Uncollectible
998 B Update Entity Information

A complete list of IRS Transaction Codes and Error Codes that are used are available in Document 6209 on the IRS.gov website.

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What Others Are Saying:

  1. Jsape

    @Ctoled2430:
    So what if I have the 570 3/13/2017 nothing has changed it’s now 3/19/2017

    Reply
  2. Confused tax payer

    Can someone Please help me interpret transcript:
    cycle: 20170705 Date: 3/6/17. The following codes:
    Code 150 – in explaination field 76209-44044689-7
    Code 806 date 4/15/17
    Code 766 date 4/15/17
    Code 768 – 4/15/17

    Reply
  3. Raylady03

    @Ctoled2430: do you have 971 for letter also? My 570 has a date of 3/13/17 and I haven’t received any letters.

    Reply
  4. tylerg567

    i just don’t understand any of this to be honest. this is the only year i have ever ordered my transcripts online and it has it looking as such

    150 tax return filed 2/27/17
    806
    766
    768
    then i have 570 at the end and i already know that means i am being reviewed, i received a 4464 notice letter in the mail but i am reading a lot of different things on the internet about all these different things and i am confused. i really am hoping i don’t have to wait an additional 60 days. reading the comments here i am under the impression that the 570 will fall off on the 27th of this month. should i be expecting my return soon or not

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  5. Ctoled2430

    @Mary: The 570 code is being used frequently. I called IRS, agent told me due to path, 570 code is being used to hold account to verify the EIC etc. It should drop off by the date next to it. Since path just started this season, everyone will see delays.

    Reply
  6. Ctoled2430

    @Nea: I have a code of 20170605, which means that my return was not added to be processed until February 9th. The 570 code, means that it’s still being processed. Since you have to wait at least 21 days for the date your return was added to the file for processing. I also have a date of 02272017, this means that due to the Path, that my return has until this date to be processed. The date next to the 570 code of 03062017, means that the credits under Path are still being verified. The date next to it, means that this is when the IRS has to finish verifying it and the code drops off. If the code stays on and the date changes to a later date, then this means it’s extending the time to process.

    Reply
  7. Need my money

    I don’t understand why I have codes 150 and it says amount 0.00 ….. 810 amount 0.00 811 0.00 and 971 0.00

    Reply
  8. Samantha Nc

    What does code 971 notice issued mean the code before 971 is code 811 removed refund freeze can anyone help me

    Reply
  9. Niksha77

    @Nea:if I’m correct and you have the path message it may also mean you should get your refund March 1st…..

    Reply
  10. Niksha77

    @Nea: I think that means the 5th week the 5th day….it also means you are a weekly process.

    Reply
  11. Nea

    On the account transcript where would the code 846 be. . I was also able to pull my return transcript and it has 20170505. What does that mean?

    Reply
  12. jemar707
    • Tax Preparer:

      TurboTax

    • Fees:

      In Advance

    • State:

      FL

    • Filing Date:

      Jan-18

    • Date Accepted:

      Jan-19

    • Bank or Prepaid:

      Ally

    • WMR Bars:

      2nd Bar

    • Date Approved:

      Feb-17

    • WMR:

      Feb-22

      Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credit (8863), W2

    @Jamielynn: 8862 is a form isn’t it?

    Reply
  13. [email protected]

    I have a cycle code 20106705 and code 150 plus it said 03/07/16 to take the hold off but. When I called the IRS I ask the lady to I have offset she said no so when will I get a DDD I check the wmr still noting today is 03/08/16 please help me

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