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IRS Notice CP87C

You need to make sure a dependent you claimed qualifies as your dependent.

Proving someone qualifies as your dependent can be a frustrating process. Increasingly, dependent issues also stem from identity theft. H&R Block tax professionals are experts on dependent qualifications and will also make sure your dependent's identity is secure.

What happened?

  1. You filed a tax return listing a dependent.
  2. The dependent filed their own return and claimed exemption.
  3. You received an IRS notice CP87C to inform you that you need to verify that the claimed dependent qualifies as your dependent.

How can H&R Block help?

  • The IRS uses a series of tests to determine who is most qualified to a dependent claimed exemption. Come into a tax office and we will contact the IRS to make sure they are not missing any information relevant to the dependent.
  • CP87C notices are occasionally related to identity theft. Our tax pros can look into your IRS account and confirm your dependent's identity is secure.

Have questions about a CP87C notice you received? Schedule a FREE 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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