How can I Stop Someone from Using my Dependent's Information for Tax Purposes?
If someone used your dependent’s information to file a return before you, your return will be rejected.
The IRS will not tell you who claimed your dependent, but typically it’s an ex-spouse.If you believe your child has been a victim of identity theft, visit https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams
If you don’t believe the other person had the right to file your child as a dependent, it’s important to follow these steps:
About two months after filing your return, the IRS will begin a review of your return, who should file the dependent, etc.Throughout this process, you will receive notices with updates.If you have any questions along the way, you can call 1-800-829-1040
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