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surdonny
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1st time my son filed a tax return....misunderstood the full time student questioned stated no on his return mine was rejected. what's my recourse?

 
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VolvoGirl
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1st time my son filed a tax return....misunderstood the full time student questioned stated no on his return mine was rejected. what's my recourse?

So he claimed himself as independent?  Sorry you will have to print and mail your return this year.  He will have to amend his.  Even if he amends it won't clear his ssn from the IRS so you can't efile it again.  So you don't have to wait to mail yours.

 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

1st time my son filed a tax return....misunderstood the full time student questioned stated no on his return mine was rejected. what's my recourse?

Did your son say he cannot be claimed as someone else's dependent?  That is what would cause your return to be rejected if you are claiming him.

 

MY DEPENDENT SAID HE COULD NOT BE CLAIMED

 

Your dependent filed a return without saying he could be claimed on your return and your return was rejected?  AFTER his return has been fully processed and he has received his refund, he has to file an amended return that says he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return.  Amended returns must be prepared on a Form 1040X—It takes the IRS at least four months  (or more) to process an amended return.

 

 

 

 Meanwhile, since your e-filed return has been rejected, you now have to print and mail it in to the IRS.  You will not be able to e-file. You do not have to wait for your dependent’s amended return to be processed.  Remember that when you mail a return, you need to include copies of your W-2, etc. with your return.  Use a mailing service like certified mail that will track it so you will know that the IRS received it.

 

For your dependent:

 

 

Select your tax year for amending instructions:

 

 

     What does it mean to "amend" a return?

·         Do I Need to Amend my Tax Return?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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