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irvinmt201
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

I'm being audited can I still remove a dependent while the audit is in process?
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Melaine
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

If you have already filed the return with the dependent, no.  No changes should be made during an audit.  If you have not yet filed and the person is not your dependent then you should remove them before filing.  You can only file with a dependent if they qualify as such.

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Melaine
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

If you have already filed the return with the dependent, no.  No changes should be made during an audit.  If you have not yet filed and the person is not your dependent then you should remove them before filing.  You can only file with a dependent if they qualify as such.

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irvinmt201
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

So what are my options? I forgot to remove the dependent when filing and the audit is asking for paperwork I do not have.
Melaine
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

Unfortunately, every IRS case is different and I really cannot say what will happen.  However, if you end up owing, you can ask for a payment plan to relieve the financial pressure this could cause.
irvinmt201
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

What exactly would I have to pay back ?
Melaine
New Member

Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

I do not know, I am just giving you an option if you do.  Maybe you will not, just giving you an option in event you do.
drewspurrier21
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

Did you ever reslove this issue? We have the same problem. If so could u help me out
yshan13333
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

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drewspurrier21
New Member

Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

No I never resolved the problem. I want to amend and just remove what's questioned. This year is crap
macuser_22
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Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

@drewspurrier21 - if being audited, follow the directions in the audit letter.  Any questions should be directed to the phone number on the letter or write your question and mail to the address on the letter referring to the case number.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
fanfare
Level 15

Can I remove a dependent from my tax return while being audited?

"... the audit is asking for paperwork I do not have."  If you do not have documentation - for example the child is not a dependent - then respond to the IRS letter stating you accept their findings. Send in the amount proposed.
If there is not an amount specified, wait for the next letter which will have a final amount due.
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