Someone claimed my child on their taxes

Someone claimed my child on their taxes and I dont know what to do.


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The IRS will not tell you who claimed your dependent.  If you believe that you have the right to claim a dependent claimed by someone else, then you must print and mail your return.
  • The IRS will process your return and pay your refund if you are entitled to one.
  • Later, it will contact you and the other taxpayer to determine who is entitled to claim the dependent. (The IRS is not allowed to tell you the identity of the other filer.)
  • The taxpayer who incorrectly claimed the dependent will be assessed any additional taxes and penalties, and required to file an amended return.
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