Pregunta
My electronic tax return keeps getting rejected because a dependent's social security number (SSN) is used more than once on one return or is used on another return. What should I do?
Respuesta

If you have verified the SSNs for all your dependents with the Social Security Administration and no one else is authorized to claim them, the following scenario probably applies to you:

  • The SSN in question also appears as the filer, spouse, or dependent on another tax return for this same year.
  • Whether the cause of this rejection is the result of a typo on another return or an attempt by another party to claim a benefit using your dependent's SSN, the IRS has security measures in place to ensure the accuracy of returns submitted.
  • The IRS will, in some cases, contact taxpayers using the same SSN to claim a benefit and ask them to reconsider their eligibility or to provide supporting documentation.
  • If you've verified this dependent's SSN and found no errors, unfortunately you need to file a paper return.
  • Don't attach any information or documents with your return proving your eligibility to claim a dependent; if needed, the IRS will contact you by mail for any supporting documentation.

 

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