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Head of household qualifying person error

little debbie
Level 2

On the Federal Information Worksheet,  , Part II, Filing Status, I selected HOH.  I didn't list a child's name because all child are dependents.  Instructions indicate list the child's name IF NOT dependent.  However,  this causes an error that will not allow efiling if left blank.

If  I list one of the children in Item 4,  the child cannot be listed as dependent in Part III (error indicates duplicate ss #) and the refund amount changes. 

One of the children is listed on Qualifying Person on the HOH Due Diligence Worksheet. 

Please help.

 

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dkh
Level 11

What happens if select filing status of Single that back to HOH ???  does it make the error go away ?

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The-Tax-Lady
Level 8

If all the children are dependents on the return, not just EIC, there is no need to put anyone in the fields next to the HOH status.

Delete anyone you have in there and it will clear the error.

little debbie
Level 2

Thanks, but the error code appear if section is blank.

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dkh
Level 11

Have you entered all the dependents info -- #months lived with taxpayer,  Dependent Code, etc

little debbie
Level 2

Yes, thank you.

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RollTide68
Level 8

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It should look something like this.  I don't receive any error.

little debbie
Level 2

It looks like that except there are error codes on line 4. 

 

thank you for replying.

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BobKamman
Level 13

How many dependents are there?  Is the first one listed, one who can qualify the taxpayer for HoH?  Is the "relationship" one of the standard choices or one that you entered?

dkh
Level 11

What happens if select filing status of Single that back to HOH ???  does it make the error go away ?

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little debbie
Level 2

Hurrah!!   It worked!!

I need to let Support know when I speak with them again.

Thank you so much.  I was going to refer the client to another preparer.

I really appreciate your help.

IRonMaN
Level 15

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dkh
Level 11
thanks they're

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IRonMaN
Level 15

I was referring to Little Debbie😁

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dkh
Level 11

😳oops