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E-file discrepancy

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Level 1

Tax filer's dependent filed without indicating they could be added to another's Filing as a dependent, what cane be done to correct this so it can be e-filed? 

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unfortunately you have to e-file without that dependent.  After about a month then you must amend dependent's return(first) and then amend this return to claim the dependent.  You may be able to amend electronically according to posts I have seen here but not until at least August-but I am not a betting man-might be easier tho slower to paper amend.  Amend dependent's return, place in a #10 envelope, label envelope 2019, and write PROCESS FIRST.  Amend this return claiming dependent, put in a separate #10 envelope labeled 2019, and write PROCESS SECOND.  Then place both envelopes in a 9X13 envelope/folder and mail to IRS processing  center.

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I love those instructions, they'll provide a good laugh for the hard-working IRS clerks in the mail room.  

The Austin Service Center, for example, is 456,000 square feet.  That's ten acres.  The returns will be separated and marked up before they get to one of several dozen examiners, whose cases are assigned based on various criteria.  They won't be in the same batch and they will be worked when they are worked.  If Mary is on leave this week, her "Open Me First" return will be processed long after Joe's "Take Your Time On This One" return. 

File a paper return for the parents, claiming the kids.  Just because IRS won't accept it electronically, doesn't mean they won't reject it on paper.  They'll probably allow the dependent but send a letter to the parents, and to the kid, saying "don't do that again."  If they disallow the dependent, you can amend then.  

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That is good to know...but what would you do for the state return?

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Long story short, you'll be paper filing if you want to include the dependent on the return.


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