To change the dependent status within your tax return, please use the following steps:
- Log into TurboTax.com,
- Click on Personal Information,
- Click on You & Your Family,
- Click Edit next to your name ,
- You will see you name, D.O.B. and SSN,
- Click continue,
- On the next screen tilted Does Any of These Apply,
- Check or uncheck the third box down that says; Someone else can claim you on their tax return.
@farebearr Correct, you would need amend your tax return. If the return was already filed, you will need to wait until it has been processed and you have received your refund or confirmation that any tax due was paid. (If you file an amended return while your first return is being processed, it can cause extended delays for both returns)
- How do I amend my 2019 TurboTax Online return?
- What taxpayers should know about amending a tax return
Amended returns can only be mailed. It is suggested that it be mailed certified with return receipt (or other tracking service) to verify that the IRS receives it.
You can check the status of the amended return here, but allow 3 weeks after mailing.
If the IRS would reject your return for any reason, then you would be able to go in and make any necessary changes to your tax return and resubmit.
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I surmise that the screen shot is from the online version?
How do I change the status of my daughter (listed on the Personal Info Summary) under You & Your Family as not a dependent this year to dependent?
I am using download/CD version
Ugh! Why is this hard?
Go to Personal Info at the top and Edit or Add a Dependent. Then go though the screens and answer all the questions about them. Did you already add them? Can you get to these 2 screens?
Just keep waiting. They are not processing mailed returns right now. The mail is stacking up in trailers at the IRS.
See this IRS page for the latest information