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robert-boolootia
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I mistakenly declared myself as a dependent, does this need to be amended? Am i missing out on a larger return by my dependent status?

I am 24 years old this year. Every previous year my parents have claimed me as a dependent. I completed my taxes early and submitted them before my parents so i marked myself as a dependent as i have always done in the past. However when my parents began their taxes they realized that i no longer qualified as their dependent. So i should have marked independent but by that time it was too late. Do i need to amend this? Would the amount of money i got back be different depending on my status as one or the other?

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LeeM
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I mistakenly declared myself as a dependent, does this need to be amended? Am i missing out on a larger return by my dependent status?

Yes, you can amend that return and should as you will be allowed a larger deduction and owe less taxes.

First, I would wait until your return has been accepted.

Then you will need to prepare an amendment to select that you cannot be claimed as a dependent and are not being claimed. The amendment forms will not be available until the Form 1040-X is finalized (mid-March)

The IRS does not accept e-filed amendments so you would need to print out and send in that amendment. 

The directions for filing an amendment will be here once the Form 1040-X is finalized.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565


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LeeM
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I mistakenly declared myself as a dependent, does this need to be amended? Am i missing out on a larger return by my dependent status?

Yes, you can amend that return and should as you will be allowed a larger deduction and owe less taxes.

First, I would wait until your return has been accepted.

Then you will need to prepare an amendment to select that you cannot be claimed as a dependent and are not being claimed. The amendment forms will not be available until the Form 1040-X is finalized (mid-March)

The IRS does not accept e-filed amendments so you would need to print out and send in that amendment. 

The directions for filing an amendment will be here once the Form 1040-X is finalized.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565


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