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.
Type of Notice: Return accuracy
Likely next step: Address a return or account problem
Also see: Tax identity theft
Why you received IRS Notice CP87A
- You filed a tax return claiming a dependent or a qualifying child.
- 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.
- You need to verify that the person you listed as a dependent actually qualifies as a dependent.
Notice deadline: N/A
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