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Kmokofisi
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Can I delete a dependent after the IRS has accepted my federal return?

I've chosen to allow my ex-husband to claim our child instead of me.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can I delete a dependent after the IRS has accepted my federal return?

No.    If you claimed the child and you already e-filed you have to wait for the return to be fully processed and then amend to remove the child from your return.   The 1040X you will need will not be available until the end of March.   Since you already claimed the child, your ex cannot e-file and will need to print sign and mail his return this year.   Your amended return cannot be processed in time for him to e-file this year.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Mike9241
Level 15

Can I delete a dependent after the IRS has accepted my federal return?

under the tax laws your ex must include form  8332 with his return. this is a form you need to fill out, sign and forward to him. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8332.pdf  

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