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shoresos
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My 23 y-o dependent daughter already filed her taxes and did not state that she is a dependent on our tax return. Can she change her filing after she's already filed?

She qualifies as a dependent but she already filed without stating that. Can that be changed on her return?


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DoninGA
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My 23 y-o dependent daughter already filed her taxes and did not state that she is a dependent on our tax return. Can she change her filing after she's already filed?

She would have to file a federal amended tax return, Form 1040X, to change her dependency status.  In TurboTax she would change that status in the Personal Info section for her name.  See screenshot

See this TurboTax support FAQ for amending a 2016 return (desktop or online editions) - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3061514-how-do-i-amend-a-2016-return-in-turbotax

An amended tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.  The IRS will take 16 weeks or longer to process an amended tax return.

You can file your tax return with her as a dependent but you will not be able to e-file since a tax return claiming her personal exemption has already been accepted by the IRS.  Your return will have to be printed and mailed.

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DoninGA
Level 15

My 23 y-o dependent daughter already filed her taxes and did not state that she is a dependent on our tax return. Can she change her filing after she's already filed?

She would have to file a federal amended tax return, Form 1040X, to change her dependency status.  In TurboTax she would change that status in the Personal Info section for her name.  See screenshot

See this TurboTax support FAQ for amending a 2016 return (desktop or online editions) - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3061514-how-do-i-amend-a-2016-return-in-turbotax

An amended tax return can only be printed and mailed, it cannot be e-filed.  The IRS will take 16 weeks or longer to process an amended tax return.

You can file your tax return with her as a dependent but you will not be able to e-file since a tax return claiming her personal exemption has already been accepted by the IRS.  Your return will have to be printed and mailed.

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