E-file reject IND-516-02: If the Primary Taxpayer is claimed as an exemption, then their SSN can't be a Dependent on another return for the same tax year.
Most of the time, this rejection occurs when you try to claim an exemption for yourself after somebody else, usually a parent, has already claimed you as a dependent.
Less commonly, you can get rejected with IND-516-02 if you entered your Social Security number incorrectly or if somebody filed a fraudulent return using your Social Security number for their fake dependent.
First, verify that you entered your Social Security number correctly:
- Sign in to your account and select the Fix my return button.
- At the Let’s fix your returns and then refile page, select the Personal Info tab. Don’t select the Fix it now button.
- On the Personal Info Summary screen, compare your SSN to the number on your Social Security card.
- If it's wrong, select Edit to fix, then Continue.
Next, follow the set of instructions (I, II, III, or IV) that apply to your situation.
III. Your SSN was entered correctly, you know who claimed you, and you still want to claim your exemption
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