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Imacoolmom
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By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

 
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BMcCalpin
Level 13

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

No, filing as Single with two dependents probably won't be rejected, although you can hope it gets rejected for another reason.

As you probably know, if your return is rejected, then you can re-enter the return, make changes, and e-file it as if for the first time.

But if the return is accepted, then you will have to amend your return either in a few weeks or when you receive your refund.

To learn more information on how to amend your return, please see this TurboTax FAQ:  https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565


Imacoolmom
New Member

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

So by ammending my return, I can possibly get more money in my refund just because I'll change my filing status to Head of Household?
BMcCalpin
Level 13

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

In terms of changing status from Single to HOH, your tax bill will probably be reduced (HOH qualifies for lower tax rates and a larger Standard Deduction).
rcast08
Returning Member

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

I claimed single with one dependent, will this cause the irs to hold my refund? 

 

ErnieS0
Expert Alumni

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

Filing single with one dependent may delay your refund if you are receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit or Advanced Child Tax Credit @rcast08.

 

By law the IRS started processing those returns later than some other types of returns to allow additional time to help the IRS stop fraudulent refunds from being issued.

 

Check Where’s My Refund? for the status of your refund. The site is updated every day.

rcast08
Returning Member

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

I filed 2/2 turbo tax didn't tell me anything about filing single with a dependent - this is my first child. I am on hold since forever- do I need to make an amend change or will they still process it. No letters from the irs but no income either 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

By mistake I filed single instead of head of household. I have two qualifying dependents. Will my return get rejected because I filed single?

@rcast08 Do not try to change anything on your return until it has been fully processed.   AFTER it has been processed if you need to amend to change your filing status to Head of Household you can do that by using a special form---Form 1040X.   Sit tight and wait for the IRS to finish processing your return.

 

Meanwhile...

Am I Head of Household?

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1894553-do-i-qualify-for-head-of-household

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2900097-what-is-a-qualifying-person-for-head-of-household

 

If you qualify as Head of Household, when you enter your marital status (single or married filing separately) into MyInfo, and then enter your qualifying dependent, TurboTax will offer HOH as your filing status.

**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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