How To Fix IRS Error Code 8302?

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  • As per the user’s complaints, the error code -8302 prevents them from logging in to the IRS or creating an account.
  • Error says, “A technical problem has occurred please try your request again. Error Code: -8302”.
  • We have also found that users can go through all the screens successfully but as they input their card details to verify their identity, the error hits the screen.

IRS Error Code 8302

Fixes For IRS Error Code 8302


Fix 1: Are You Using Your Middle Name?

If while creating your account you are using your middle then try removing your middle name, and then check if now you can create your account. This workaround was shared on Reddit by one user who was having the same issue and removing the middle name help him fix the issue.

IRS Error Code 8302

Fix 2: Try Common Workarounds For Internet And Browser

  • Make sure your internet is working with good speed and stability. To check your internet connection strength you can perform an internet speed test.
  • If your internet is working with good speed but the error is still coming then make sure your browser is up to date with the latest firmware version.
  • If your browser is updated then you can try using the IRS under your browser incognito/private mode.
  • If the error still continues then try using IRS from any other browser of your choice. If the error is browser specific then doing this will help you resolve the issue.

Fix 3: Server Will Be Down

If you are done with the above-given suggestion but the error still comes then we will advise you to wait for some hours or a day and then try again. It’s possible that the IRS servers are down because of some reason, and that’s why you are having the issue.

But if you have waited for too long but the error is still coming then our advice will be to get in touch with IRS support to ask for help.


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