REJECTION CODES F1040-510, F1040A-510, and F1040EZ-510

Primary Taxpayer Was Claimed As A Dependent on Another Return

If your return was rejected because you were claimed as a dependent on another return, double-check the personal information you entered. If your name, SSN, or other data is incorrect, fix the mistake and resubmit your return.

If the primary taxpayer information was entered correctly on your rejected return, you have two options.

First Option:

You can remove your personal exemption (i.e. by indicating that you can be claimed as a dependent on another return) and e-file your return. Once you have received your refund you can amend your return, adding your personal exemption back to the return and submitting it to the IRS with proper documentation proving you have the right to claim your own exemption. The IRS will review the amendment to determine who has the right to claim your exemption and adjust the tax returns appropriately.

To remove your exemption and resubmit the electronic return:

 

  1. From within your TaxACT return (Online or Desktop), click on the Federal Q&A tab
  2. Click Basic Information to expand the category and then click Dependent on someone else's tax return
  3. Click Yes to remove your exemption
  4. Click on the Filing tab
  5. Click on E-File My Return
  6. Continue through the e-file steps to resubmit your return

Once your return has been accepted by the IRS, you can go back into your return and create the amendment, adding your personal exemption back to the return and requesting the additional refund, if applicable.

To create your amendment (after the original return has been accepted):

PRINT A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL RETURN - IT WILL BE THE ONLY COPY AFTER THE AMENDMENT

  1. From within your TaxACT return (Online or Desktop), click on the Federal Q&A tab
  2. Click Basic Information to expand the section and then click Dependent on someone else's return
  3. Click No to add your exemption
  4. Click on the Filing tab
  5. Click Amend Federal Return near the top of the screen
  6. Proceed through amendment questions
  7. Print the amended return and mail to the IRS with a copy of the original return and a copy of the proper documentation proving your right to claim your own exemption

Second Option:

You can print a paper return and mail it to the IRS with the proper documentation proving you have the right to claim your own exemption.

PLEASE NOTE: The second option will take longer to receive a refund because the IRS will need to investigate each return to determine who has the right to claim your exemption and adjust the returns appropriately, before issuing a refund.

Proper documentation can include school records, doctor's records, or legal documentation.

The IRS will continue to reject attempts to e-file this return until your exemption is removed, no matter which tax preparation method is used.


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