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.
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:
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
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.
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.