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kira1
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Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

My brother and I have both filed on Turbotax. My brother (22) had to input my mother's social security number, I, (17) however, did not see where to insert her information. Is there something that I did wrong?

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DDollar
Level 1

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

No, you do not include the social security number of the person that claimed (or will claim) you as a dependent.  You simply answer yes to the question: Can someone else claim you as a dependent?  in the "My Info" section of the step by step interview.

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

Did your brother claim your mom as his dependent by mistake?
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kira1
New Member

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

I don't think so?
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

I cannot think of a reason why your brother would need Mom's SSN on his return.
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kira1
New Member

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

I called my mom and she was confused too, maybe he filed something different?
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

Did he have to fill out papers for school financial aid?
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kira1
New Member

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

Yes he was in college last year
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

He was likely working on his FAFSA forms.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

No worries for you.. you do not need Mom's SSN for your return.
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DDollar
Level 1

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

No, you do not include the social security number of the person that claimed (or will claim) you as a dependent.  You simply answer yes to the question: Can someone else claim you as a dependent?  in the "My Info" section of the step by step interview.

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macuser_22
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

If the dependent has unearned income is subject to form 8615 (kiddie tax) then the parents SSN is required.
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Am I suppose to add my mother's social security number when filing as a dependent?

Just thought of that--glad you did too.
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