Most of the time this rejection occurs when you try to claim a dependent but that person has filed a tax return and didn’t indicated that they can be claimed as a dependent.
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- TurboTax Online instructions for E-file reject IND-516-01: If the Primary Taxpayer is claimed as an exemption in the return, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return
- E-file rejection error IND-515: The primary SSN must not equal the primary SSN in another return