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REJECTION CODES F1040-510

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 indicate that you can be claimed as a dependent on another return and e-file your return. Once you receive your refund, you can amend your return. The IRS will review the amendment and adjust the tax returns appropriately.

To resubmit the electronic return:

  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal
  2. Click Basic Information to expand the category and then click Dependent on someone else's tax return
  3. Check the I can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return checkbox
  4. Click Filing
  5. Click E-File
  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.

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 Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal
  2. Click Basic Information to expand the section and then click Dependent on someone else's return
  3. Uncheck the I can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return checkbox
  4. Click Filing
  5. Click Amend Federal Return
  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 you can't be claimed on another return.

Second Option

You can print a paper return and mail it to the IRS with the proper documentation proving you can't be claimed on another return.

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 you as a dependent 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 you make this correction, no matter which tax preparation method is used.


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