My Daughter turned 18 in July and is a full time college student, In Jan 2017 she moved into an apartment at College. She already filed her taxes and claimed she could not be claimed as a dependent (but she still was for last year). When I tried to e file I could not because of this. What is the best way to proceed?
It is 2017, but we are filing 2016 tax returns. Each filing season, we are filing taxes for the previous year. It sounds like your daughter qualified to be your dependent in 2016 and should have claimed that she was your dependent. In order for you to claim her, she will need to file an amended tax return and indicate that she's a dependent on someone else's tax return. Then, you will need to paper file your tax return.
For directions on filing an amended tax return in Turbo Tax, please view the Turbo Tax FAQ below.
Please keep in mind that an amended tax return must be paper filed, so it will need to be printed and mailed. As much, it can take up to 16 weeks to process an amended tax return.
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