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I filed my sons return...
I filed my sons return but I didn't put him down that he could be a dependent on my return. My sons return has already been accepted. I tired to file mine and my wife's return (joint return) but it tells me that I can not use my sons SSN because I didn't put down that he could be a dependent on someone elses return (mine). The question that asks if he could be a dependent on another return I didn't check that box. If I don't claim he it is going to cost me 2074 dollars. How can I fix this in a hurry please?
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First, your son will need to amend his return and filing status by preparing a 1040X. I have placed a link below to the 1040X

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040x.pdf

"When to amend a return. You should file an amended return if you need to correct your filing status, number of dependents, total income, tax deductions or tax credits. T"

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You will have to print and file your return as normal but you will not be able to efile the return.

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Remember that when you mail a return, you need to include copies of your W-2, etc. with your return.

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Mailing the return is the quickest solution to this issue.

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