I went to file my taxes and I was told that someone had already filed my daughter on their taxes so I cant file her. I found out when i tried to do it online. What process should I do to fix this?
Who ever has filed her is not a family member and i have no idea who it could be. She’s only 12 and she lives with me.
You can’t find out who did. The IRS has the info but isn’t allowed to tell you who it was.
What you need to do is mail in your return rather than efiling – you can’t efile since someone else already claimed her. You and the other person will then each receive a letter from the IRS telling you that two people claimed the same person, and saying that whoever didn’t have the right to the claim needs to file an amended return dropping the claim – then if nobody does, they’ll investigate and decide who gets the exemption. The other person will have to pay back whatever they got by making the claim they weren’t entitled to, with interest and possible penalties.
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