The IRS is stating that the Primary Taxpayer listed on the return has been claimed as a dependent on another tax return. This is common when a child is claimed as a dependent on their parent's tax return but the child did not indicate they are a dependent on their income tax return.
How do I fix my return?
You have two options to correct the return:
- If you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return, log into your account. Go to:
- Basic Information
- Personal Information
- Additional Personal Information
- Check the box indicating you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return. Your parent will claim you as a dependent and your refund may decrease (or amount owed will increase).
- If your parent cannot claim you, you will need to print, sign and mail the tax return with all supporting documents (W-2, 1099 forms). The IRS mailing address can be found on the IRS website depending on where you live. The state mailing address is on the state form. Your parent will need to file an amended return to remove you as a dependent.