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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

 
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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

The only way to find out is to file your tax return and see if it gets accepted or rejected. If it's accepted, then no one has claimed you and if it's rejected someone has.

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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

WHAT IF YOU CLAIM MORE THAN ONE, HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH PRICK HAS ILLEGALLY CLAIMED YOUR DEPENDENT?
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Level 15

How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

The IRS will not tell you who claimed your dependent if that happened.
Someone else claimed my dependent and my return was rejected
If someone else claimed your dependent already, then your e-filed return will be rejected.  Print, sign and mail your own return which claims your dependent.  Mailed returns are processed differently by the IRS.  It will take some time (maybe even up to a year) but eventually the IRS will contact both parties and sort out who could rightfully claim the dependent.  The person who wrongfully claimed the dependent will face repayment of refund $, plus penalties.
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New Member

How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

I am on social security and dont file taxes So how can i find out if someone is claiming me
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Level 15

How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

@myself4evr - You cannot.
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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

I need to know what to do to file my claim after someone has claimed meself
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Level 15

How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

@TAYLORSCABINETCOMMODITY   Did your return  efile reject because someone claimed you (like your parents)?  If you qualify as their dependent then you need to check that box on your return.  Go to My Info, click Edit by your name and scrolls down to #3 and change it.

 

Or if you don't know who claimed you or if they are not qualified to claim you then you will need to print and mail your return and let the IRS determine who is able to claim you.

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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

I'm not saying I am more experienced but I am in the same situation (disabled, receiving social security) and I live with my brother. He tried to claim me as a dependant and couldn't. I filed myself (after talking to the IRS) and found out someone had illegally obtained my social security number. So, it's a good idea to check if you're worried.

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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

Hello I recently filed my taxes and thought my parents claimed me they didn't amd alreadt sent my taxes someone is lying and is causing them to get my stimulus check from.covid 19 and not me please help me figure it out 

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Level 15

How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?


@Rws3 wrote:

Hello I recently filed my taxes and thought my parents claimed me they didn't amd alreadt sent my taxes someone is lying and is causing them to get my stimulus check from.covid 19 and not me please help me figure it out 


Exactly what are you trying to figure out?  What is the problem if you already filed?

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

How do I know if someone claimed me as a dependent?? I need to know if I will get a stimulus check I already filed my taxes on here and got a return of $465

Level 15

How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

If someone claimed you as a dependent before you e-filed, your own e-file would have been rejected.  You say that you filed successfully, so it sounds like you are good.

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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

I filed successfully as a independent and my step dad  claimed me on his return after which also successfully went through ( I wasn’t aware of ) , would that mess with the possibility of me getting a stimulus check im 18 and not in college 

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How can I find out if someone claimed me as a dependant?

A social security number cannot be claimed twice on two separate returns. If he claimed you and filed after your return was accepted, his return should have been rejected by the IRS. You will want to review this information on the returns. 

 

The IRS is making stimulus payments based on the information on your return and not necessarily matching it up with other filings to confirm. Per the IRS, you are not eligible if:

 

You can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. For example, this would include a child, student or older dependent who can be claimed on a parent’s return.

 

It does not state that you are claimed, but rather that you are can be claimed on someone else's return.

 

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