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

SOLVEDby TurboTax387Updated 2 weeks ago

If you receive e-file reject code SEIC-F1040-506-02, your return was rejected because on your Schedule EIC (Earned Income Credit), a qualifying child's social security number (Line 2) cannot be used more than once in a tax return or on another return.

This occurs when you try to claim the Earned Income Credit (EIC) for a child on your return, but someone else has already claimed the EIC for that child on a different return.

Which parent claims the EIC?


Usually the custodial parent gets to claim the EIC, even if the noncustodial parent is claiming the Child Tax Credit per divorce decree or other agreement. If you feel you're the parent who is entitled to claim the EIC, go ahead and paper-file your return as is, since you won't be able to successfully e-file it.

Eventually, the IRS will contact both parents to determine who gets to claim the EIC, and the unentitled parent will have to repay any taxes owed, as well as penalties and interest, that resulted from the duplicate EIC claim.

If the other person rightfully claimed your child for EIC purposes, we'll show you how to fix your return to remove the EIC from your return.

Select your TurboTax platform for instructions:

Follow these steps to remove the child from the EIC schedule on your return (Note: this won't affect your Child Tax Credit):

  1. Sign in to your online TurboTax account
  2. Select Fix my return
  3. At the screen Welcome back to TurboTax, select My Info from the menu
  4. On the screen Personal info summary, select Edit next to the dependent in question
  5. Continue until you reach the screen Tell us more about [child]'s living situation last year. Answer the questions on the screen and then Continue
  6. Continue through the screens until you reach the screen that states whether the child qualifies as your dependent
    • Note: If you're told that your dependent 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
  1. When your dependent's info has been entered correctly, select File from the menu to proceed with the filing process

To remove your child for EIC purposes, follow these steps (this won't affect your Child Tax Credit):

  1. Sign in to your CD/Download TurboTax account
  2. Select Fix my return
  3. On the message Welcome back to TurboTax, select the Personal Info tab
  4. On the Your Personal Info Summary screen, select Edit next to the dependent in question
  5. Continue until you reach the screen How many months did [your child] live with you in 2022? On this screen, select 5 months (or less) and then select Continue
  6. Keep answering the questions until you reach the screen that states whether the child qualifies as your dependent
    • Note: If you're told that your dependent 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. Once you have entered the correct info for your child, select the File tab and follow the instructions to re-file your return

You'll need to leave the TurboTax app and sign in to TurboTax Online in a browser:

  1. Sign out of the mobile app by selecting More at the bottom of the screen, then Sign Out
  2. Open your browser (either on your device or a computer) and sign in at MyTurboTax.com (use the same user ID as you used for the mobile app)
  3. Select the instructions for TurboTax Online above to fix and re-file your return

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