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I was claimed as a dependent without my consent, what can I do?

Manhattan, KS |

When I filed my taxes I filed single and claimed myself. I am 20yrs old and am a full-time student by gov. standards. However, I also work a full time job year round. I live on my own and completely
support myself.

I recently found out my taxes were rejected because someone claimed me as a dependent. I quickly found out that my biological father claimed me on his taxes even though I do not even speak to him anymore. My mother and he are divorced and have been since I was very young. He does not provide me ANY support and I do not live with him and never have.

I am now going to get a much lower refund because he claimed me and I cannot claim myself. Is there anyway I can contest his claim, or am I completely out of luck because I am his by-blood child, under 24 and a full-time student?

Attorney Answers 1


  1. I think you can and should appeal and should also report him for taking a fraudulent deduction. A good CPA or tax attorney can help you with your appeal.

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