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briko96
Returning Member

Accidently selected "someone can claim you as dependent" when e-filing.

I recently filed my 2019 taxes for the first time and accidentally selected the box stating that someone could claim me as dependent, however no one can. I am a 23 year old who has a full time job. I live with my parents but I am not disabled and do not qualify as a qualified child or relative so they cannot claim me as dependent. Should I amend my tax return as I already received my refund about 2 months ago, or does this not make a difference with my return? I am also concerned with the upcoming stimulus checks being sent out. 

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MinhT1
Expert Alumni

Accidently selected "someone can claim you as dependent" when e-filing.

If you indicated on your tax return that you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else, then you are not eligible for the stimulus.

 

If you are 23, not a full-time student and has income of more than $4,200 in 2019, then no one can claim you as a dependent. You must then file an amended return to receive the stimulus payment.

 

To amend your return, please follow the instructions in this TurboTax Help topic.

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Janescheuerer
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Accidently selected "someone can claim you as dependent" when e-filing.

Do you have to amend both the federal and the state taxes in this scenario?

DavidD66
Expert Alumni

Accidently selected "someone can claim you as dependent" when e-filing.

Yes, you will have to amend federal and state.

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miller3
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Accidently selected "someone can claim you as dependent" when e-filing.

Could it be a shorter amount of time since I am only changing the status of me being claimed?

 

CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

Accidently selected "someone can claim you as dependent" when e-filing.

No

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