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Can't efile due to dependent claiming themselves?

I tried to efile (married filing joint). The returns were rejected stating that one of my dependents filed a return claiming themselves. However, going back to the copies that were filed, it clearly says "Someone can claim you as a dependent". Is it possible the IRS entered this incorrectly? I cannot file until I remove the dependent (not sure which one it is as they are both dependents and filed as such.)

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Level 15

Can't efile due to dependent claiming themselves?

There is no way to know or if another taxpayer used your dependents SSN as ID theft or by mistake.

 

Your only option is to mail file and claim the dependents that you are entitled to claim and let the IRS sort it out.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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Level 15

Can't efile due to dependent claiming themselves?

it clearly says "Someone can claim you as a dependent". 

 

This is not effective unless the little box is checked.

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Can't efile due to dependent claiming themselves?

Box was checked (someone can claim me as a dependent) on both dependents we are claiming. Why would my return be rejected? 

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Level 15

Can't efile due to dependent claiming themselves?

If a return not your own has already been filed with your SSN or your dependent's SSN you must file on paper via US Mail.