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Got the 116 reject code 7 times now. Using standard deduction, but when printed forms, they are 31 pages long??????????

How is standard deduction filing 21 pages long? IRS and TT say I can claim my adult disabled child, in print, but the 116 code is not being able to claim your child.
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rjs
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Level 15

Got the 116 reject code 7 times now. Using standard deduction, but when printed forms, they are 31 pages long??????????

Reject code IND-116 does not mean that you cannot claim the child as a dependent. It means the box for the child tax credit was checked on your tax return, but you cannot claim the child tax credit for the child because he or she was 17 years old or older at the end of 2022. (You get the "credit for other dependents" for an adult dependent.) The age 17 cutoff for the child tax credit applies even if the child is disabled. You may have entered the child's birth date incorrectly, or you might have entered the child's last name or Social Security number incorrectly. The information that you entered about the dependent does not match what the IRS or Social Security Administration has on file.


We can't see what's in the 21 or 31 pages of your printed tax return. When you printed your tax return did you select "Just my tax return(s)" or did you select one of the options that includes worksheets? If you print only the forms needed for filing, I doubt that it would be so many pages.


The number of pages in your printed tax return has nothing to do with whether you can claim the child as a dependent. Using the standard deduction also has nothing to do with whether you can claim the child as a dependent.

 

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Got the 116 reject code 7 times now. Using standard deduction, but when printed forms, they are 31 pages long??????????

Rejection Code IND-116 - Child Tax Credit Age Not Under 17

IRS Rejection Code "IND-116," regarding the age of a dependent in relation to taking the Child Tax Credit, indicates that the information entered on the federal tax return is not the information in the IRS database. As the IRS receives their information from the Social Security Administration, if the date of birth entered for the dependent is correct and you are still receiving this rejection from the IRS, you will want to confirm or correct the information with the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (or your local office).

 

Please note that while the birth date entered in the program may allow the child tax credit to calculate in the return because the age of the person would be under 17 at the end of the tax return year, the IRS has the final say in the rejection if their records are showing that the individual with that social security number was not under 17 at the end of the year. We have found that the IRS appears to verify the ages of dependents qualifying for the Child Tax Credit only in the year the IRS believes they are 17 or older. They do not reject returns (even if the date of birth does not match their records) in years prior to that.

 

Unless you find that the SSA can get the correct information to the IRS in time to file your return electronically, you may need to paper file the return.

 

Before mailing the return(s), be sure to read the instructions. They will include important information such as where to file, what to attach to the return (i.e. W-2s, 1099s, etc.), refund or balance due, information about estimated tax payments, etc.

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rjs
Level 15
Level 15

Got the 116 reject code 7 times now. Using standard deduction, but when printed forms, they are 31 pages long??????????

Reject code IND-116 does not mean that you cannot claim the child as a dependent. It means the box for the child tax credit was checked on your tax return, but you cannot claim the child tax credit for the child because he or she was 17 years old or older at the end of 2022. (You get the "credit for other dependents" for an adult dependent.) The age 17 cutoff for the child tax credit applies even if the child is disabled. You may have entered the child's birth date incorrectly, or you might have entered the child's last name or Social Security number incorrectly. The information that you entered about the dependent does not match what the IRS or Social Security Administration has on file.


We can't see what's in the 21 or 31 pages of your printed tax return. When you printed your tax return did you select "Just my tax return(s)" or did you select one of the options that includes worksheets? If you print only the forms needed for filing, I doubt that it would be so many pages.


The number of pages in your printed tax return has nothing to do with whether you can claim the child as a dependent. Using the standard deduction also has nothing to do with whether you can claim the child as a dependent.

 

Got the 116 reject code 7 times now. Using standard deduction, but when printed forms, they are 31 pages long??????????

Rejection Code IND-116 - Child Tax Credit Age Not Under 17

IRS Rejection Code "IND-116," regarding the age of a dependent in relation to taking the Child Tax Credit, indicates that the information entered on the federal tax return is not the information in the IRS database. As the IRS receives their information from the Social Security Administration, if the date of birth entered for the dependent is correct and you are still receiving this rejection from the IRS, you will want to confirm or correct the information with the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (or your local office).

 

Please note that while the birth date entered in the program may allow the child tax credit to calculate in the return because the age of the person would be under 17 at the end of the tax return year, the IRS has the final say in the rejection if their records are showing that the individual with that social security number was not under 17 at the end of the year. We have found that the IRS appears to verify the ages of dependents qualifying for the Child Tax Credit only in the year the IRS believes they are 17 or older. They do not reject returns (even if the date of birth does not match their records) in years prior to that.

 

Unless you find that the SSA can get the correct information to the IRS in time to file your return electronically, you may need to paper file the return.

 

Before mailing the return(s), be sure to read the instructions. They will include important information such as where to file, what to attach to the return (i.e. W-2s, 1099s, etc.), refund or balance due, information about estimated tax payments, etc.

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