If you receive the e-file reject code F2441-526 your return has been rejected by the IRS because one or more qualifying persons identified on your Child and Dependent Care Form 2441 Part II, Line 2(b) has already been claimed as a qualifying person on another taxpayer’s return.
To identify the qualifying person in question:
- Review the description field in the rejection error. The path statement has a number enclosed in brackets (for example, [x]). This number identifies the qualifying person on Form 2441 that caused the reject.
- Verify the qualifying person's Social Security number (SSN) has been entered correctly. If necessary, correct the SSN and resubmit this return.