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I just realized that I misspelled one of my daughters last name, do I need to amend my tax return?

 
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HelenaC
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I just realized that I misspelled one of my daughters last name, do I need to amend my tax return?

No, don't amend. If you misspelled your daughter's last name, your return should get rejected. The IRS matches the social security number (SSN) with the last name. If it doesn't match, your return will get rejected and you'll be able to "fix it". 

If it gets accepted, then the IRS had enough information to for a match between the last name and SSN. I believe they use the first five letters of the last name.

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HelenaC
New Member

I just realized that I misspelled one of my daughters last name, do I need to amend my tax return?

No, don't amend. If you misspelled your daughter's last name, your return should get rejected. The IRS matches the social security number (SSN) with the last name. If it doesn't match, your return will get rejected and you'll be able to "fix it". 

If it gets accepted, then the IRS had enough information to for a match between the last name and SSN. I believe they use the first five letters of the last name.

Related information:

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