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mpasi0761
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I did not qualify for stimulus because my Form 1040 Standard Deduction x'd my ex spouse as a dependent. Can I amend this so I do qualify for the stimulus?

Have not received the 2nd or 3rd stimulus checks due to my "spouse" being dependent.  We've been separated for over two years with the divorce still in the works, how can I change this for an amended filing?
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Bsch4477
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I did not qualify for stimulus because my Form 1040 Standard Deduction x'd my ex spouse as a dependent. Can I amend this so I do qualify for the stimulus?

A spouse can never be a dependent. You have to file as either married jointly or married separately. But if you have a qualifying child living with you then you can file as head of household. 

mpasi0761
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I did not qualify for stimulus because my Form 1040 Standard Deduction x'd my ex spouse as a dependent. Can I amend this so I do qualify for the stimulus?

Well, when I filled everything out on Turbo tax, it recommended that I file as single…however I don’t remember putting my spouse as a dependent. I don’t know if it auto-generated or what I did on the form for it to say my spouse is a dependent. Obviously the system recommended I file using Standard Deduction - but I didn’t put my spouse as a dependent. I don’t how that happened, but I was told by a rep at IRS that the reason I didn’t qualify is because my “spouse” was claimed as a dependent. Is there a way to diz that? I’ve tried doing an amended form, however it doesn’t list a standard deduction field in the form. I just need to fix that. Any idea on how I can?

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