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invergobrittany9
Returning Member

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

I on accidently claimed my children on my tax return and it was accepted. My father was supposed to claim my children as his dependents through turbo tax but it gets rejected because I already filed using the social security numbers. If my father files through mail will they go through?
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pattif12
Expert Alumni

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

Yes, your father will be able to claim your children as dependents if he files by mail. You will need to mail in an amended return (1040X) to remove your children as dependents from your tax return. This will take some time for the returns to be received and processed by the ITS.

 

Here is information from TurboTax on this situation from your father's viewpoint:

 

Claim Dependent

Mike9241
Level 6

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

the question is who is entitled to claim them.

if he can claim you as a dependent then it's proper for him to claim the children. he will have to file by mail

so if you are under 19 or a full-time student under 24; lived with him for more than 1/2 the year; and did not provide over 1/2 your support, he can claim you and the kids. 

 

 

invergobrittany9
Returning Member

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

Will I need to amend mine first before he can send his in? 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

No.  He doesn't have to wait to mail in his return.  He should mail it as soon as possible.  Your amended return doesn't have to get there first.  

invergobrittany9
Returning Member

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

I am 24 years old, I am a full time student. We live in his home and he supports all of us while I am pursuing my degree. The only reason I had filed a tax return was because I had a 1098-T.

VolvoGirl
Level 15

Can my father claim my children as dependents if he files by mail?

If you had less than $4,300 total income then he can claim you too.

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