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I filed my 2010 taxes and I did not claim a dependant. However,

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I filed my 2010 taxes and I did not claim a dependant. However, when I entered expenses for that dependant it added my child to my return as a dependant. My ex-spouse was supposed to claim our child for the 2010 tax year. I have already filed and received a refund. My ex-spouse has not filed yet.

How can I change my tax return so that my ex-spouse can claim the dependant?

Will there be a penalty for me for doing so?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Richard replied 5 years ago.

Good morning. You simply need to file a Form 1040X and amend your return. If the change results in an increase in your tax, you will owe interest and a small penalty based on the amount of the increased tax amount.



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