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Deedee1961
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

I get SSDI AND SSI AND I BELIEVE SOMEONE USED MY SOCIAL SECRITY NUMBER AND FILED ME WITHOUT MY PERMISSION..I NEED MY STIMULUS MONEY..IM ONLY A SMALL CHECK RECEIVER , PLEASE CHECK AND SEND ME MY STIMULUS 

Deedee1961
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

I do not file taxes I only receive a monthly payment  ...I'm waiting on my stimulus but really BELIEVE someone filed me without my permission,  what do I have todo

Critter
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

 
Critter
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

sam50
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

How can i fix this i filed with turbo tax cani they help me?

Shaooo
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

I am not sure if my friend happen to claim me on his taxes return, can you check for me, can I still get a stimulus check

Chrism1212
New Member

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

I’m 18 yrs old and I just filled for my taxes I got rejected to get my tax returns because it says someone filled me into their taxes but no one that I know filed me as there dependent not my mom nobody 

Critter
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

If you are under the age of 19 and live with any adult that pays the bills then they claimed you and they should claim you unless you actually paid for more than 1/2 of your total living expenses for the year with money you earned from a job.   On  your return you must indicate that someone will and did claim you ... that is the law.

 

 

Critter
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

 
Critter
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

@Shaooo 

 

No one can look this up for you ... ask the friend. 

Hal_Al
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

@Chrism1212 

At this point, you have two choices:

1. Don't claim yourself (check the box on form 1040 that says somebody can claim you) and you can e-file.

2. File a mail-in paper return. The IRS will send you your refund and  sort it out later.  See below, for details.

 

As others have suggested, the 2nd issue here, is do you really qualify to claim yourself. 18 year olds, living at home, usually don't qualify, regardless of how much income they have.

 

A 3rd issue is what are you trying to get by claiming yourself. With the tax law change, effective 2018, most 18 y.o. will get the same refund whether they claim themselves or not. The personal exemption has been eliminated and the standard deduction increased. 

If it's the stimulus money, you're after.  That can wait til next year. The paper filing will delay it several months anyway. In essence, the stimulus check acts as an advance of your 2020 income tax refund. This means when you prepare your 2020 income tax return, next year, there will be a line to claim it, if you didn't get it in this year.

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If someone else claimed you, as a dependent,  inappropriately, and if they file first, your return will be rejected if e-filed. You would then need to file a return on paper, claiming yourself, if appropriate. The IRS will process your return and send you your refund, in the normal time. Shortly (up to a year) thereafter, you’ll receive a letter from the IRS, stating that your exemption was claimed on another return. It will tell you that if you made a mistake to file an amended return and if you didn't make a mistake to do nothing. The other party will get the same letter you did. If one of you doesn't file an amended return, unclaiming the exemption, the next letter, from the IRS, will require you to provide proof. Be sure to reply in a timely manner.

Winner gets the tax benefits; loser gets to pay the IRS back with penalties and interest.

 

The usual suspects are:

  1. The parent the child lives with.
  2. The other parent. 
  3. The child claimed his own exemption.
  4. Some other member of the household (e.g. grandparent)
  5. Someone else the child lived with for part of the year
Lagatita85
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

 hello I have a couple questions I've tried to file my taxes through TurboTax and it turns out that I had already been claimed by my ex-husband what can I do to resolve my problem to claim myself and my dependents

VolvoGirl
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

If your return is getting rejected you can print and mail it to claim yourself.  Why could your ex claim you?  When did you get divorced?  Do you live together?

Hal_Al
Level 15

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

@Lagatita85  

Are you legally divorced? If so, it would be nearly impossible for your ex to legally claim you as a dependent. If you are still legally married, he may have filed you on a joint return.

 

Either way, as VolvoGirl said, you can no longer e-file.  The only way to resolve this is for you to file you own tax return, on paper, in the snail mail.  You claim your kids and everything else you're entitled to.

 

If you are still legally married, reply back for more details on how to file. You cannot use Single Filing status.  You MIGHT be able to use Head of Household but may have to file as Married Filing Separately (MFS). You cannot claim EIC if you file MFS

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If someone else claimed you, and your kids, as  dependents,  inappropriately, and if they file first, your return will be rejected if e-filed. You would then need to file a return on paper, claiming yourself, if appropriate. The IRS will process your return and send you your refund, in the normal time. Shortly (up to a year) thereafter, you’ll receive a letter from the IRS, stating that your exemption was claimed on another return. It will tell you that if you made a mistake to file an amended return and if you didn't make a mistake to do nothing. The other party will get the same letter you did. If one of you doesn't file an amended return, unclaiming the exemption, the next letter, from the IRS, will require you to provide proof. Be sure to reply in a timely manner.

Winner gets the tax benefits; loser gets to pay the IRS back with penalties and interest

 

 

dannyg5787
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What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

What can i do if someone without permission claimed me on their taxes? How do i fix that?

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