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jonasleecherry
Level 1

Dependent information worksheet

I'm getting an error message due to a statement that says "Dependent Information Worksheet: Dependent's SSN should not be the same as the Social Security Number of the qualifying child of Head of Household.  You should only make an entry for a person qualifying you as Head of Household when they are not your dependent.  You will need to delete the duplicate information for either the dependent or the person qualifying you as Head of Household who is not your dependent.

 

I'm confused.  I have two children referenced with two different SSN's.  One I'm claiming and the other my ex is.  So what's the issue as the SSN's are not duplicates after multiple checks?

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KrisD15
Employee Tax Expert

Dependent information worksheet

In TurboTax, follow the interview questions. 

Enter your personal information, and then that of your Dependents.

Be sure you answer the question about giving the exemption to the other parent correctly and FOR ONLY THE ONE CHILD

 

Once you finish the "My Info" interview, the program will suggest a filing status, and the one it suggests should be Head Of Household

You should not need to enter the Social Security Number for your child a second time. 

 

It sounds like perhaps you jumped ahead to or missed a section. Please review the "My Info" section. 

Also try changing your filing status to Single and then back to Head of household to see if that clears it. 

As a last resort, clear and start over if you are not too far into it. 

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KrisD15
Employee Tax Expert

Dependent information worksheet

In TurboTax, follow the interview questions. 

Enter your personal information, and then that of your Dependents.

Be sure you answer the question about giving the exemption to the other parent correctly and FOR ONLY THE ONE CHILD

 

Once you finish the "My Info" interview, the program will suggest a filing status, and the one it suggests should be Head Of Household

You should not need to enter the Social Security Number for your child a second time. 

 

It sounds like perhaps you jumped ahead to or missed a section. Please review the "My Info" section. 

Also try changing your filing status to Single and then back to Head of household to see if that clears it. 

As a last resort, clear and start over if you are not too far into it. 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
lsabin
Returning Member

Dependent information worksheet

I had the EXACT same issue as described above. I followed the advice given, and it worked! Thank you!

 

-Lisa

sinkortax
New Member

Dependent information worksheet

I have one legal dependent child and it appears okay in Federal return on for 1040, but in California information worksheet shows duplicate entries, and I don't know how to delete one.

MaryM428
Level 10

Dependent information worksheet

You will not be able to delete your dependent from the CA return. 

Use a browser and clear browsing data before signing on to TurboTax.


You will need to delete the dependent informationr and then add it back again

Delete the dependent:

  • My Info
  • Click the wastebasket next to the name and confirm delete
  • Make sure that there are no other dependent entries
  • Click Add a Dependent and enter the information again

Delete the CA return and then add it back again:

  • State
  • Click Delete to the right of the state and confirm the delete
  • Add Another State
  • Select California and then go through all of the state screens
  • Review federal and state.

 

 

 

 

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