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Federal Return Rejected for Dependent Claiming Exemption but Dependent did NOT Claim Exemption

So, here's the story I have in a nutshell:

I filled out my tax return claiming my mother as a dependent, and claiming myself as head of her household.  She lives out of state, but I provided more than half her support and provided more than half the costs of maintaining her household.  I have spreadsheets with the details and everything.  So I'm not worried about that issue itself.

I filed an extension and then finally went to file today.  When I filed, the federal return was rejected due to the dependent having claimed herself as a personal exemption.   However, said dependent showed me her TurboTax accepted return PDF and it shows that she checked the box indicating that she would be claimed as a dependent by someone else. (i.e. the YOU box was checked).  The amount she claimed was based on the worksheet and not based on her personal exemption.

However, I did see that she claimed a personal exemption on her Arizona tax return; this may have been a mistake, but in any case she got a $0 refund in Arizona...  

Would a federal tax return be rejected on the basis of a state personal exemption having been claimed!?  I don't understand why my return was rejected on said basis given that the individual did not claim a personal exemption...

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Federal Return Rejected for Dependent Claiming Exemption but Dependent did NOT Claim Exemption

Never mind.  It was an entry error.  Social Security of dependent was typed with one number wrong!

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Federal Return Rejected for Dependent Claiming Exemption but Dependent did NOT Claim Exemption

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