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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

 
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

You e-file your tax return and get an IRS rejection notice stating that your dependent's Social Security number has already been used on another tax return. You double-check the number, resubmit, and get the same rejection again.

Sound familiar? This frustrating situation is actually quite common. The IRS won't accept an e-filed tax return that contains a Social Security number already claimed on a previously e-filed tax return.

Typically, this happens when:

  • Another taxpayer (such as an ex-spouse) claimed the same dependent and e-filed before you did;
  • Your college student already e-filed their tax return and claimed themself before you could claim them on your tax return;
  • An unrelated taxpayer, accidentally or otherwise, entered your dependent's Social Security number on their return and e-filed.

Note: If you believe someone may have filed a fraudulent return using your dependent's Social Security number, call the IRS Identify Theft Hotline at 1-800-908-4490 right away.

Now what?
  • If you claimed the dependent by mistake, just delete them from your return (go back to the Personal Info section), then e-file again.
  • In the case of a parent qualified to claim an adult child or child away at college, whoever files first can e-file. Whoever files second will either have to remove the dependent (or themself as an exemption), or file a paper return.
    • If the child is claimed on both filings, the IRS will eventually contact both parties and one of them will need to file an amended return, plus pay any additional taxes, penalties, and/or interest that may have resulted from the false claim.
  • If you believe that you have the right to claim a dependent claimed by someone else, then go ahead and file a paper return.
    • The IRS will process your return as usual.
    • Eventually, the IRS will contact both parties and one of them will need to file an amended return, plus pay any additional taxes, penalties, and/or interest that may have resulted from the false claim.

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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Can you find out and tell me who has claimed me as soon as possible.I don't have access to a phone or else I would do it myself...This matter is very urgent to me...Please get back to me as soon as possible
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

I need to find out if some one claimed me on 1/25/17 jodymcgregor
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

I need to find this out also how can I?
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Did my ex husband claim me if so does he owe me
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Dorothy Sonya Mcchristian
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

I need to know if my child was clamed
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

I need to know who file me on taxes 2017
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Not me my son
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Did somebody file taxes on in 2017
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

You e-file your tax return and get an IRS rejection notice stating that your dependent's Social Security number has already been used on another tax return. You double-check the number, resubmit, and get the same rejection again.

Sound familiar? This frustrating situation is actually quite common. The IRS won't accept an e-filed tax return that contains a Social Security number already claimed on a previously e-filed tax return.

Typically, this happens when:

  • Another taxpayer (such as an ex-spouse) claimed the same dependent and e-filed before you did;
  • Your college student already e-filed their tax return and claimed themself before you could claim them on your tax return;
  • An unrelated taxpayer, accidentally or otherwise, entered your dependent's Social Security number on their return and e-filed.

Note: If you believe someone may have filed a fraudulent return using your dependent's Social Security number, call the IRS Identify Theft Hotline at 1-800-908-4490 right away.

Now what?
  • If you claimed the dependent by mistake, just delete them from your return (go back to the Personal Info section), then e-file again.
  • In the case of a parent qualified to claim an adult child or child away at college, whoever files first can e-file. Whoever files second will either have to remove the dependent (or themself as an exemption), or file a paper return.
    • If the child is claimed on both filings, the IRS will eventually contact both parties and one of them will need to file an amended return, plus pay any additional taxes, penalties, and/or interest that may have resulted from the false claim.
  • If you believe that you have the right to claim a dependent claimed by someone else, then go ahead and file a paper return.
    • The IRS will process your return as usual.
    • Eventually, the IRS will contact both parties and one of them will need to file an amended return, plus pay any additional taxes, penalties, and/or interest that may have resulted from the false claim.

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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

If you could please find out who has claimed me as a dependent because I do not have access to a phone and need to know who claimed me...If it is my sister Patricia McGee that will be fine
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Jonnie Macon
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

Did someone try to claim me my son has permission to and only him
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I need to find out if someone has already claimed me as a dependent

There is no way to know and even the IRS won’t tell you.  Why do you think someone did?
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