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ascott9721
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Someone illegally claimed me as a dependent, this has happened before in 2017 making it difficult for me. I do not know who it is I've reported in the past but what Now?

Someone has once again claimed me as a dependent in 2017 gthis happened and i had to go through alot just to get my taxes why are they allowed to do it again? Im 21 years old and take care of myself. I have no idea who is filing me or what i can do about it now. I also have my child as a dependent and it saus i must take her off because i am listed as a dependent on someone elses tax return.

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Critter
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Someone illegally claimed me as a dependent, this has happened before in 2017 making it difficult for me. I do not know who it is I've reported in the past but what Now?

Sorry but your ONLY choice is to print, ink sign and mail in the return ... keep the dependent. 

Start by double-checking your Social Security number in TurboTax. If it's wrong, correct it and then resubmit your return. If you entered it correctly then...

Next check to see if you accidentally filed yourself by mistake earlier:

Check Your E-File Status on this Secure TurboTax website
https://turbotax.intuit.com/efile/efile_status_lookup.jsp
- It will show the date you transmitted your return and if it was accepted or rejected.  
- Both your Federal and State will be listed separately if you filed both.
- It will tell you when you E-filed
- The electronic filing date

Then if it wasn't you: 

Then it's likely that another taxpayer, inadvertently or otherwise, filed their return using your Social Security number.

You won't be able to fix this rejection; you'll need to file a paper return and attach a copy of the IRS form 14039 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf

You "may" be the victim of tax-related identity theft.  Please see this TurboTax FAQ for information on how to proceed:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900655-tax-related-identity-theft

We strongly recommend that you call the IRS Identify Theft Hotline at 1-800-908-4490. You can also  click here for additional information  at IRS.gov.  http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Indications-your-identity-may-have-been-stolen-and-how-to-report-it-t...


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Critter
Level 15

Someone illegally claimed me as a dependent, this has happened before in 2017 making it difficult for me. I do not know who it is I've reported in the past but what Now?

Sorry but your ONLY choice is to print, ink sign and mail in the return ... keep the dependent. 

Start by double-checking your Social Security number in TurboTax. If it's wrong, correct it and then resubmit your return. If you entered it correctly then...

Next check to see if you accidentally filed yourself by mistake earlier:

Check Your E-File Status on this Secure TurboTax website
https://turbotax.intuit.com/efile/efile_status_lookup.jsp
- It will show the date you transmitted your return and if it was accepted or rejected.  
- Both your Federal and State will be listed separately if you filed both.
- It will tell you when you E-filed
- The electronic filing date

Then if it wasn't you: 

Then it's likely that another taxpayer, inadvertently or otherwise, filed their return using your Social Security number.

You won't be able to fix this rejection; you'll need to file a paper return and attach a copy of the IRS form 14039 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f14039.pdf

You "may" be the victim of tax-related identity theft.  Please see this TurboTax FAQ for information on how to proceed:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900655-tax-related-identity-theft

We strongly recommend that you call the IRS Identify Theft Hotline at 1-800-908-4490. You can also  click here for additional information  at IRS.gov.  http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Indications-your-identity-may-have-been-stolen-and-how-to-report-it-t...


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