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IRS Notice CP87B

You need to make sure you are not someone's dependent.

Dependent issues can be tricky to navigate. Many times, multiple parties feel entitled to claim the same dependent. Increasingly, dependent issues also stem from identity theft. H&R Block tax professionals are experts on dependent qualifications and will also make sure your identity is secure.

What happened?

  1. You filed a tax return claiming yourself as an exemption.
  2. Someone else filed a tax return claiming you as a dependent.
  3. You received an IRS Notice CP87B to inform you you need to verify you are not someone's dependent.

How can H&R Block help?

The IRS uses a series of tests to determine who is most qualified to claim someone as a dependent. Come into a tax office and we will contact the IRS to make sure they are not missing any information relevant to the situation. CP87B notices are occasionally related to identity theft. We'll look into your IRS account and confirm your identity is secure.

Have questions about a CP87B notice you received? Schedule a FREE tax consultation with an H&R Block tax professional today. We'll sit down to review your notice, answer your questions, and, if necessary, recommend next steps to get your issue resolved.

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