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I've used free fillable forms accessed from the IRS website for several years. I love having a nicely printed form and one that does most of the math too, but this is the second year in the last three I've been unable to file electronically from the site.

Two years ago it kept coming back saying two fields on two different schedules must match and refusing to process my return. They did match. I finally printed the return and mailed it in. Accepted with no problem.

This year the electronic signature page kept saying either my address wasn't complete on the 1040 or the electronic signature page was not complete. Both were complete and accurate. Again I've printed the return and mailed it. Should know in a couple weeks if IRS accepts it.

As I said, I love the online forms but I wish they'd get them working right. Oh well, at least they are available to taxpayers. My state website still doesn't have online filing working for 2015. Mailed that one too.
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