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How do I fix e-file reject SEIC-F1040-506-02?

SOLVEDby TurboTax648Updated 1 week ago

If you receive e-file reject code SEIC-F1040-506-02, it means someone else has already claimed the Earned Income Credit (EIC) for a child on your return.

Usually the custodial parent gets to claim the EIC, even if the non-custodial parent is claiming the Child Tax Credit under a divorce decree or other agreement.

If you're the parent entitled to claim the EIC, paper-file your return instead of e-filing it. The IRS will then contact both parents to determine the eligible recipient of the EIC. The non-eligible parent will have to pay back any taxes, penalties, and interest for the duplicate claim.

To e-file (instead of paper file) your return, you’ll need to remove your child from the EIC and let the other parent claim them. This won’t affect your Child Tax Credit.

Select your product and follow the instructions.

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  1. Sign in to TurboTax and select Fix my return.
  2. Select My Info.
  3. Select Edit next to the affected child on the Personal info summary screen.
  4. Answer the questions about your child. We'll tell you if your child qualifies as your dependent.
    • If your child doesn't qualify as your dependent, they may still qualify for other deductions and credits related to your family. You can review this in the You and Your Family section under Deductions & Credits.
  5. When your dependent's info has been entered correctly, select File to finish filing.
  1. Open TurboTax and select Fix my return.
  2. On the Welcome back to TurboTax screen, select Personal Info.
  3. On the Your Personal Info Summary screen, select Edit next to the affected child.
  4. Answer the questions about your child until you reach the How many months did [your child] live with you in 2022? screen.
  5. Select 5 months (or less) and Continue.
  6. Answer more questions about your child. We'll tell you if your child qualifies as your dependent.
    • If your child doesn't qualify as your dependent, they may still qualify for other deductions and credits related to your family. You can review this in the You and Your Family section under Deductions & Credits.
  7. When your dependent's info has been entered correctly, select File to finish filing.

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