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Client's return rejected. Ex-spouse has child on her return, but box is not checked that the child qualifies for Child Tax Credit.

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Client's return rejected. Ex-spouse has child on her return, but box is not checked that the child qualifies for Child Tax Credit.  My client's return is rejected because the child is a dependent on another return.  is there a workaround?

I have tried many combos but can't get the child tax credit to work...…. If I click the 'Q' then it says not qualified for child tax credit.

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If the ex-spouse filed it incorrectly, there won't be anything you can do but to report it correctly for your client and file by mail.

Tell the client to expect an IRS notice (in about 6 months?) inquiring about it.


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Is your client that is being rejected the non-custodial parent?
Did you also file the ex-spouse's tax return?
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I did not file the ex-spouse's return. They have been fine since the DIV (like 3 years)...and I think the spouse switched to Mo-Money Tax Service or something this year.
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If the ex-spouse filed it incorrectly, there won't be anything you can do but to report it correctly for your client and file by mail.

Tell the client to expect an IRS notice (in about 6 months?) inquiring about it.


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I usually have one or  two disputed returns, just on the claiming the dependent.  This is the first where the fool preparing the return wanted to use the child for EIC but not claim her as a dependent, but had no clue how to do that.
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