MY DEPENDENT SAID HE COULD NOT BE CLAIMED
Your dependent filed a return without saying he could be claimed on your return and your return was rejected? AFTER his return has been fully processed and he has received his refund, he has to file an amended return that says he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return.
Meanwhile, since your e-filed return has been rejected, you now have to print and mail it in to the IRS. You will not be able to e-file. You do not have to wait for your dependent’s amended return to be processed. Waiting will do no good. You have to file by mail now.
Remember that when you mail a return, you need to include copies of your W-2, etc. with your return. Use a mailing service like certified mail that will track it so you will know that the IRS received it.
Meanwhile---for your dependent:
Select your tax year for amending instructions:
Your son must amend to change that he can be a dependent.
Unfortunately amended returns take 4-6 months to process and will not change it so you can e-file. Your only option is to claim him and print and mail your return this year.