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How can I amend my return to remove my personal exemption on 1040 EZ?

How can I amend my return to remove my personal exemption on 1040 EZ?I have already filed and I claimed my personal exemption but I don't need it. It won't change the amount of my refund. My parents need to claim me on their 1040.

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TurboTax Specialist

How can I amend my return to remove my personal exemption on 1040 EZ?

First, click here for instructions on how to file your amended return and start the process.

 

These instructions assume you are trying to change before filing or because your return was rejected.   (If you are amending a return, the steps are similar except you will need to use the Amend Return link first)
  • After you have started the amendment process
  • Click your My Info Tab on the left-hand side of the screen
  • This should bring you to a My Info Summary Page.  Click the Edit button next to where your name, SSN, DOB all show
  • This should bring you to the main Your Personal Info entry screen
  • Scroll down to #3 (see screenshot below).  You will need to make sure that both of those questions are changed to YES if you are being claimed as a dependent on another return.
  • After you make that change, you can hit the Review tab and finish up the rest of the error checks and resubmit your return if responding to a rejection or submit it for the first time if not.


Note:  Amended returns take up to 16 weeks to process by the IRS (they have to be printed and mailed), so there is no chance your return will be amended in time before the April deadline.  Because you mistakingly claimed yourself, your SSN will be locked in the e-file system until the amendment is processed (even after its processed, there is no guarantee that the IRS will update the e-file system in any timely fashion).  

This means your parents will need to print and mail their return as they will get rejection messages using the e-file system.
 

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TurboTax Specialist

How can I amend my return to remove my personal exemption on 1040 EZ?

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