Wrong Social Security number

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While you should have your own Social Security number memorized by now, taxpayers often enter the wrong numbers for their children or other family members.

If you're unsure of a number, get the Social Security cards out and copy it from that. Otherwise you risk getting your return kicked back to you by the IRS.

First published April 8, 2014: 6:31 PM ET

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