Welcome back! Ask questions, get answers, and join our large community of tax professionals.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

A federal filing was rejected because one of the dependents has already been claimed by ex-husband. The rejection notice from Intuit says to review the Description field and it will tell me which child as previously claimed. How do I do that?

Level 3
0 Cheers
3 Comments 3
Level 15
Level 15

Look for the number in the square brackets [  ] after the word Dependent in the rejection



0 Cheers
Level 15

DUPTIN!  For a three-part blog series about the causes and effects of the IRS "first to file" policy, click here:


And you are jumping to conclusions by accusing the ex-husband of being the one who got there first.  It could have been last year's preparer, or a neighbor of the taxpayer who found the SSN in the trash.  IRS never identifies the other claimant.  

Level 11
Level 11

Assuming your client is legally entitled to the dependent’s deductions, you can plan on paper filing with documentation and a long wait… always messy

If at first you don’t succeed…..find a workaround