Yes, we had the same issues. The issue was the name control which is assigned when the IRS issues the EIN and is on the SS4. For some reason our software, (Lacerte), had an incorrect name control that was auto populated in that field and we had to change them. It should generally be the first 4 letters in the name. Although returns were accepted for years, I assume this year the IRS decided to use that field and match to their records.
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I am having the same problems and Lacerte is telling me that they are inundated with calls on the issue.
Consider paper filing an extension until this is resolved.
Btw... it's been a while.... I really hope you are well...
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