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Tax Return Rejected

My federal and state returns continue to get rejected with the reason that the dependent's social should NOT be the  same as the primary/spouse SSN  on another return. I've since deleted my niece's account. However, I continue to receive e-mails regarding my tax return be rejected. What can I do? Please help.

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Level 15

Tax Return Rejected

That usually happens because the dependent already filed claiming themselves.


If so, then the dependent must amend to change it and yiu can only paper file this year since the SSN has been used in the IRS database and not other return using the same SSN can be e-filed anytime this year.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
Level 15

Tax Return Rejected

Is your niece claimed as a dependent on your tax return?  Did she file her own return that said she could not be claimed?  Or did someone else already file and claim her?  Getting rid of her TurboTax account (which you cannot do, by the way) would have no effect.  If the SSN has already been used on a tax return then you cannot defeat that rejection.  If you should be claiming your niece then you will have to print, sign and mail your own return.  



Does she qualify as your dependent?


IRS interview to help determine who can be claimed:

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Tax Return Rejected

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Tax Return Rejected

your niece probably filed her own return claiming she was not a dependent on another taxpayer return.

does she meet these tests to be your dependent?

you could claim her as a qualifying child if all these tests are met
• she has the same principal abode as you for more than ½ the tax year. Temporary absences like for school are ignored
• If not a full-time student, under 19 at the end of the tax year. If a full-time student under 24 at the end of the tax year.
• she hasn't provided over ½ his own support
• she didn't file a joint return unless there was no tax liability but merely filing joint to facilitate refund of taxes withheld or estimates paid
or as she could be a qualifying relative if all these tests are met
• her gross income for 2019 is less than $4,200
• you provided over ½ her support
• she isn't a qualifying child of another taxpayer


if you qualify, claim her but you will have to paper file - no way around this.  she will have to amend her return to indicate she could be claimed as a dependent.  if she doesn't sooner or later both of you will receive a request from the IRS to amend. if neither does that IRS sends a second notice to both asking for proof.  


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