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Hi Pearl, OMG, I've...

Hi Pearl, OMG, I've made a big mistake on my taxes that I just filed on Friday with an aarp volunteer working out of the safe credit union on woodcrekk oaks blvd. His name is Daniel H. and I need to reschedule with him through his cell phone. Can you help me?

Accountant's Assistant: The Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?

Well:here's the story: I claimed my son for 2017 and I can't find any receipts for that time, so now I believe it was in 2016. Also they had him down in relationship as "neice". good Lord, what a mess.

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Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Just Answer has nothing to do with AARP volunteers.

The mistake you mentioned may not be as serious as you think.

If you think you should not have claimed your son in 2017, you will need to amend your return if it has already been efiled and ACCEPTED by the IRS to remove him as a dependent.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Barb, will the AARP volunteer be able (and willing) to amend my taxes? I should be paying not getting back. Wow, I sure messed this up. Will the IRS ding me a find?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
NO, no no, I'm not going to pay $52 to get an answer to this problem. I'll go directly to AARP and get help from them for FREE. Thanks anyway.
Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

The offer of a phone call is system generated. You can ignore it.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
O.K. thanks Barb, I' full of anxiety on this one, but I know they can fix it for me. Have a great day!!!
Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

I don't know how capable the AARP volunteers are, but from the mistake made on your return, you be the judge.

The IRS will not fine you for making a mistake.

Just file an amended return as soon as possible.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can you refund my $5 as well?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'm going to try to see them today, it'll be difficult as they have appointments all day with "senior" citizens.
Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 3 months ago

I will forward this to customer service on your behalf.

Please know that once I transfer this to customer service, the question becomes locked to me, and I can no longer respond.

Have a good day.

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