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biancathomas4
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I tryd to file my taxes and it said someone has used my social security as a dependent on there taxes and i never gave anyone the permission to do that what do i do

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

I tryd to file my taxes and it said someone has used my social security as a dependent on there taxes and i never gave anyone the permission to do that what do i do

Maybe you ARE someone else's dependent (parent?) --- in which case they do not need your permission.  Or perhaps someone used your SSN by mistake....there could be a variety of reasons your SSN is in the system as having been used.  But if it has been used, you cannot e-file.  If you KNOW for certain you cannot be claimed as anyone else's dependent, then print, sign and mail your return.  The IRS will sort it out.

 

Do you fit into any of these rules that someone could have used to claim you as a qualifying child or qualifying relative?

 

WHO CAN I CLAIM AS A DEPENDENT?

 

You can claim a child, relative, friend, fiance (etc.) as a dependent on your 2019 taxes as long as they meet the following requirements:

Qualifying child

• They are related to you.

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or   Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

• They are under the age of 19 (or 24 for full-time students).

    • No age limit for permanently and totally disabled children

        They live with you for more than half the year (exceptions apply).

Qualifying relative

• They don't have to be related to you (despite the name).

• They cannot be claimed as a dependent by someone else.

• They are a U.S. citizen, resident alien, national, or a Canadian or Mexican resident.

• They are not filing a joint return with their spouse.

They lived with you the entire year.

• They made less than $4200  (not counting Social Security)

• You provided more than half of their financial support. More info

When you add someone as a dependent, we'll ask a series of questions to make sure you can claim them.

Related Information:

Does a dependent have to live with me?

What does "financially support another person" mean?

Can I claim a newborn baby?

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
Kathybeam52
New Member

I tryd to file my taxes and it said someone has used my social security as a dependent on there taxes and i never gave anyone the permission to do that what do i do

Yes someone used my Ss# to file there taxes without my permission I'm 59 years old no one has ever filed me before and no need no one now thank you God bless katherine beam 

Mike9241
Level 15

I tryd to file my taxes and it said someone has used my social security as a dependent on there taxes and i never gave anyone the permission to do that what do i do

how do you know? it is not possible to file a 2020 return.  for 2019 it can't be prepared online or e-filed. you need the desktop software to prepare it. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I tryd to file my taxes and it said someone has used my social security as a dependent on there taxes and i never gave anyone the permission to do that what do i do

@Kathybeam52 We do not know what may have happened with your 2019 tax return.  But no one has filed a 2020 tax return yet,  The IRS has not even begun to accept 2020 tax returns.  They will begin to accept 2020 returns at the end of January 2021.  So if something went wrong with your stimulus check in 2020, file a 2020 tax return and use the recovery rebate credit that is on the 2020 Form 1040.  If you have any trouble e-filing it because someone again used your SSN, etc. then print, sign and mail your own tax return so that the IRS will hand process it and sort out that no one could claim you.

  

The stimulus check is an advance on a credit you can receive on your 2020 tax return.  If something went wrong or you did not get the stimulus check this year, you can get it when you file your 2020 return in early 2021—if you are eligible.It will end up on line 30 of your 2020 Form 1040.

 

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payment-information-center-topic-j-reconciling-on-your-...

 

 

 

We know that the IRS is already revising the 2020 Form 1040 to include the 2nd stimulus, but that change will entail a lot of re-programing at the IRS and for the tax software programs.  It may be at least a month — or longer— before the forms are changed.  Do NOT be in a hurry to file your 2020 tax return until more is known. Give some extra time to the IRS and the software programmers so that the software can handle the new 2nd stimulus, so that you can get it all by filing ONE time. You will need to visit the recovery rebate section AFTER the form and software revisions are complete in order to do this correctly. It is never a good idea to file too early; filing your 2020 return too soon may result in a lot of extra confusion that can be avoided if you wait and file a little later.

 

 

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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