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arellish
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I listed myself as an independent but my parents can claim me as a dependent

How can I amend that information if I already filed my tax return?
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Heather14
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I listed myself as an independent but my parents can claim me as a dependent

You will need to wait and see if your return is accepted or if it is rejected.  

If you filed your return and it was rejected: To change the issue so that your return will be accepted, you will need to go in to correct your rejected return. Then, you will go back into your return (following the fix a rejected return instructions) and find your name in the Personal Info section. Click to edit beside your name. On the following screen near the bottom, you will find the area to click that you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else. I will attach a screenshot of that area, so you are better able to locate it.  

To correct a rejected return, please see the following TurboTax FAQ:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302275

 

If you have already filed your return, and it was accepted: You will need to amend your return, once it has been accepted and any refund due has been paid out.  Then, you will go back into your return (following the amend instructions) and find your name in the Personal Info section. Click to edit beside your name. On the following screen near the bottom, you will find the area to click that you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else. I will attach a screenshot of that area, so you are better able to locate it.  

Please see the following TurboTax FAQ for instructions on how to amend your 2016 tax return in TurboTax.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

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Heather14
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I listed myself as an independent but my parents can claim me as a dependent

You will need to wait and see if your return is accepted or if it is rejected.  

If you filed your return and it was rejected: To change the issue so that your return will be accepted, you will need to go in to correct your rejected return. Then, you will go back into your return (following the fix a rejected return instructions) and find your name in the Personal Info section. Click to edit beside your name. On the following screen near the bottom, you will find the area to click that you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else. I will attach a screenshot of that area, so you are better able to locate it.  

To correct a rejected return, please see the following TurboTax FAQ:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302275

 

If you have already filed your return, and it was accepted: You will need to amend your return, once it has been accepted and any refund due has been paid out.  Then, you will go back into your return (following the amend instructions) and find your name in the Personal Info section. Click to edit beside your name. On the following screen near the bottom, you will find the area to click that you can be claimed as a dependent by someone else. I will attach a screenshot of that area, so you are better able to locate it.  

Please see the following TurboTax FAQ for instructions on how to amend your 2016 tax return in TurboTax.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288565

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