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I need to change my filing status from dependent to independent. I already received my return, and the website looks different than what the directions say to do.

The amend process does not show where I can change my status. Any ideas?
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CatinaT1
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I need to change my filing status from dependent to independent. I already received my return, and the website looks different than what the directions say to do.

If you want to make changes or add a document to a tax return that has already been submitted, you should follow these guidelines. 

  • You must first wait until the initial return is completely processed. 
  • You will have to use the same TurboTax account that you used for the original tax return. 
  • Once you begin your amendment, you'll see your original return.  
  • The refund calculator will start new at $0 and only reflect the changes in the refund or tax due 
  • Only make changes to the areas of your return that need amending. 
  • You have three years from the date you filed your return or two years after you paid the tax due (whichever is later) to file an amendment 

Select your product below and follow the instructions. 

Amend TurboTax Online 

Amend TurboTax CD/Download 


 You will uncheck the box that says you can be claimed as a dependent. 

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I need to change my filing status from dependent to independent. I already received my return, and the website looks different than what the directions say to do.

I have followed those steps but can’t seem to find that box to uncheck. Under “Your Info” there is only the question if I have dependents, but no option of my status.

CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

I need to change my filing status from dependent to independent. I already received my return, and the website looks different than what the directions say to do.

This is what you are looking for, right after your social security number entry.

 

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I need to change my filing status from dependent to independent. I already received my return, and the website looks different than what the directions say to do.

Yes, that is what I need to change, but my amend screen looks different than the example you provided. These are the only options I have to choose from to amend my personal information. 

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CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

I need to change my filing status from dependent to independent. I already received my return, and the website looks different than what the directions say to do.

It's the one or two screens after this.

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