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caaintuit
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Can I change my dependent's entered Social Security Number after filing because I typed it wrong? If so, how?

I entered my daughter's SSN with one number incorrect. IRS sent Notice CP11 informing that the SSN of one of my dependents doesn't match their records and so they are charging me all the credits that her dependency afforded me. What can I do to remedy this situation?
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Mike9241
Level 15

Can I change my dependent's entered Social Security Number after filing because I typed it wrong? If so, how?

does the notice contain info on how to refute the finding? if there's a phone number call it to see what they say. otherwise, all you can do is file an amended return. you would have to change your original return to what the IRS found which would likely require removing the dependent. close it. then open to amend it and add the dependent back.

 

fanfare
Level 15

Can I change my dependent's entered Social Security Number after filing because I typed it wrong? If so, how?

You should be able to handle this by replying to the notice.

OTHERWISE,

After entering on 1040-X Col A the IRS-adjusted amount that reduces your refund or make you owe,

enter in Col C the amount you had in the first place.

In Explanation, state you are reinstating your dependent with their correct Social Security Number.

You must list all dependents.

 

The amount on Line 18 will depend on your decision whether or not to pay any amount the IRS is asking for now.

IRS processing time for 1040-X is currently about ten months.

 

@caaintuit 

Critter-3
Level 15

Can I change my dependent's entered Social Security Number after filing because I typed it wrong? If so, how?

This is exactly the reason to efile when at all possible as the incorrect SS# would have been rejected immediately and you could have fixed it and resubmitted the return within a day.  Now this issue will take months to correct. 

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