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niffirg
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On my 2020 return I was denied my usual eic payment. My adult disabled dependent who never files filed to get Rebate Recovery Credits. How do I get eic

disabled brother got $1200, $600 with Rebate Recovery Credit.  irs says two people are using same SS
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Cynthiad66
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On my 2020 return I was denied my usual eic payment. My adult disabled dependent who never files filed to get Rebate Recovery Credits. How do I get eic

Two people cannot claim the same dependent.  When your brother filed to claim the Stimulus payments using the Recovery Rebate Credit, he should have said he cannot claim himself as a dependent.  Then he would have filed just to get the Stimulus.  However, it sounds like he did not file that way.  So two people cannot use the same social security number to claim the same dependent.

 

Now he can amend his return to say he cannot claim himself as a dependent then you will be allowed to carry him as a dependent.  However, that will take quite a while to dlear up at the IRS.

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Cynthiad66
Expert Alumni

On my 2020 return I was denied my usual eic payment. My adult disabled dependent who never files filed to get Rebate Recovery Credits. How do I get eic

Two people cannot claim the same dependent.  When your brother filed to claim the Stimulus payments using the Recovery Rebate Credit, he should have said he cannot claim himself as a dependent.  Then he would have filed just to get the Stimulus.  However, it sounds like he did not file that way.  So two people cannot use the same social security number to claim the same dependent.

 

Now he can amend his return to say he cannot claim himself as a dependent then you will be allowed to carry him as a dependent.  However, that will take quite a while to dlear up at the IRS.

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niffirg
Level 2

On my 2020 return I was denied my usual eic payment. My adult disabled dependent who never files filed to get Rebate Recovery Credits. How do I get eic

Dear Sir or Madam:

 I wish Turbo Tax allowed for more space as I tried to give all pertinent facts in my post.  I think your response was spot on.  

  It is my understanding that I have until May 2024 to fix this.

 

  I thank you for taking the time to assist me in this matter.

  Gary

niffirg
Level 2

On my 2020 return I was denied my usual eic payment. My adult disabled dependent who never files filed to get Rebate Recovery Credits. How do I get eic

Sir or Madam:

Should my brother amend his first , and then when that is amended  and accepted I should amend mine after it is clear that IRS have approved amended 1040- X. 

Step 1.  Amend my brother's 2020 return.

Step 2.  Amend my own 2020 return but not until my brother's is accepted.

 

Is this correct?

Thank you,

Gary

AmyC
Expert Alumni

On my 2020 return I was denied my usual eic payment. My adult disabled dependent who never files filed to get Rebate Recovery Credits. How do I get eic

Yes, your brother can e-file an amended return. Once his has been processed, then you can file your return.

Once your original return is accepted and the finances are settled, you can file an amended return. 

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