In some cases, an attempt to claim a child as a dependent when another person has already claimed him results in rejection of the electronic submission, according to About.com. If the IRS accepts the return or the second parent mails a return claiming the same child as a dependent, the IRS is likely to require an audit over dependents.Continue Reading
Unless parents are married filing joint returns, the IRS only allows one parent to claim a child as a dependent. About.com reminds parents this law also applies to married couples filing separate returns. The return claiming the child as a dependent should include Form 8332 signed by the other parent, giving permission to claim the child as a dependent, according to TurboTax.
If the IRS doesn't accept a tax return because someone else has claimed the child as a dependent, it doesn't allow electronic submission a second time. About.com recommends that a parent with the right to claim a child complete the paper form and mail it. The IRS audit determines which parent is entitled to the exemption.
TurboTax recommends that if a parent discovers he has claimed a dependent in error, he should file an amended tax return. The IRS allows such amendments within three years of filing the return. The IRS imposes fees in such cases in addition to requiring payment of the additional taxes owed; however, if a parent convinces the IRS claiming the child was a mistake, the IRS waives the penalties.Learn more about Income Tax
The Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, has the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that can give unemployed people free help with their taxes, and its options include getting taxes prepared in person or getting guided assistance with online tax preparation software. The IRS website has options to find sites that offer the service locally, and some of these locations include schools, libraries, shopping malls and community centers.Full Answer >
Some common IRS rejection codes are R0000-500-01, R000-503-01, F1040EZ-510 and R000-902-01. They refer to various common errors in the tax return, such as a mismatch in the primary or secondary taxpayer's Social Security number or name, as stated by Common Form.Full Answer >
The Internal Revenue Service provides an online submission form for questions about federal tax law on IRS.gov. Taxpayers can use this form to ask questions about administrative issues, such as filing procedures, as well as more technical tax issues, such as capital gains, pensions, itemized deductions and life abroad.Full Answer >
People do not need to hire a tax attorney upon receipt of a federal IRS lien; some choose to deal with the lien themselves, while others hire attorneys to act as their representatives and attempt resolution of liens on their behalf. The Internal Revenue Service — IRS — issues a tax lien against individuals when they have delinquent payments on a tax account. Several options exist for dealing with a tax lien; taxpayers may seek resolution themselves or hire representatives to take action to correct liens, as noted on the IRS website.Full Answer >