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hambros
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Accidentally claimed my son as a dependent on last year's taxes. I want to make sure I don't screw it up again this year but also fix last year

 
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Critter-3
Level 15

Accidentally claimed my son as a dependent on last year's taxes. I want to make sure I don't screw it up again this year but also fix last year

IF you are not claiming the child then delete them in the MY INFO section.  

 

As for the 2019 return ... you will need to amend it if the original return has fully processed.  

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-topics/help/how-do-i-amend-a-2019-return-in-turbotax/00/123845...

 

 

Mike9241
Level 15

Accidentally claimed my son as a dependent on last year's taxes. I want to make sure I don't screw it up again this year but also fix last year

are you sure you do not qualify to claim your son?  if you do you don't have to claim him. but if you can even if you don't he must mark his return that he can be claimed. 

NCperson
Level 15

Accidentally claimed my son as a dependent on last year's taxes. I want to make sure I don't screw it up again this year but also fix last year

How did you 'accidently' claim your son last year?

 

If you CAN claim him, you don't have to. 

 

but from your son's perspective, if someone CAN claim him, even if they don't, he has to answer that way.  (and if someone CAN claim him, even if they don't, he is not eligible for the stimulus.... if that is why you are really asking) 

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