IRS Notice CP87A – Verify a Claimed Dependent

Another taxpayer has also filed a tax return listing the Social Security Number (SSN) of one or more of the dependents you listed on your tax return. You need to verify that this person qualifies as your dependent.

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Type of Notice: Return accuracy

Most common tax problem area: Return and account problems

Other tax problem areas: Tax identity theft

Why you received IRS Notice CP87A

  1. You filed a tax return claiming a dependent or a qualifying child.
  2. Another taxpayer filed a return claiming a dependent or qualifying child with the same SSN as the dependent or qualifying child you claimed on your tax return.
  3. You need to verify that the person you listed as a dependent actually qualifies as a dependent.

Your options to address IRS Notice CP87A

  1. Correct a return
  2. Clear up an account error

Notice deadline: N/A

If you miss the deadline: N/A

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