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Do I have to report my dependent's income (she's a college student), on my return, when the dependent files her own return as single?

 
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MichaelMc
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Do I have to report my dependent's income (she's a college student), on my return, when the dependent files her own return as single?

No, the income only gets taxed once. Your dependent will include all of her income on her tax return. 

Please note that, if you are claiming her as a dependent, she must answer "Yes" to the "Someone else can claim me as a dependent on their tax return" and the "And this person will claim me on their 2016 tax return" questions. This will prevent her from taking her own personal exemption, as that will have been taken on your return.

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MichaelMc
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Do I have to report my dependent's income (she's a college student), on my return, when the dependent files her own return as single?

No, the income only gets taxed once. Your dependent will include all of her income on her tax return. 

Please note that, if you are claiming her as a dependent, she must answer "Yes" to the "Someone else can claim me as a dependent on their tax return" and the "And this person will claim me on their 2016 tax return" questions. This will prevent her from taking her own personal exemption, as that will have been taken on your return.

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