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If Form 1040, 'PrimaryClaimAsDependentInd' is not checked, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return. what does this mean?

 
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If Form 1040, 'PrimaryClaimAsDependentInd' is not checked, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return. what does this mean?

This means that someone else has claimed you on their return as a dependent. (or claimed whoever is getting that error message)  So, if your parents or someone else have claimed you, you will need to go back and edit your information in the My Info tab to edit it and click that someone else can and has claimed you as a dependent on their return.

If no one else can claim you then you will need to double check your social security number is entered correctly.  If it is you will need to print and mail your return. 

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If Form 1040, 'PrimaryClaimAsDependentInd' is not checked, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return. what does this mean?

This means that someone else has claimed you on their return as a dependent. (or claimed whoever is getting that error message)  So, if your parents or someone else have claimed you, you will need to go back and edit your information in the My Info tab to edit it and click that someone else can and has claimed you as a dependent on their return.

If no one else can claim you then you will need to double check your social security number is entered correctly.  If it is you will need to print and mail your return. 

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If Form 1040, 'PrimaryClaimAsDependentInd' is not checked, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return. what does this mean?

Thank you so much!! that helped alot. But where can i go to edit it? where is the my info tab?
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If Form 1040, 'PrimaryClaimAsDependentInd' is not checked, then the Primary SSN must not be the same as a Dependent SSN on another return. what does this mean?

After you log into your return ALL the way (you may have to click fix it now) it is in the black on the left right above federal
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