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I am filing my kid as a dependent but ha had a job and a W-2 the prior year, how do i file his returns?

 
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PatriciaR
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I am filing my kid as a dependent but ha had a job and a W-2 the prior year, how do i file his returns?

You do not enter your child's earned income from wages reported on a W-2 on your tax return.

Your child is not required to file a tax return if their earned income reported on a W-2 was less than $6,300.  If your child's W-2, for 2016 had federal income tax withheld, they should file a federal income tax return to get money back (refund). TurboTax Online has a Free Edition they may be able to use.

If your child chooses to complete an income tax return, it is important that they choose the following options

  • Someone else can claim me as a dependent on their tax return
  • And this person will claim me on their 2016 tax return.

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PatriciaR
New Member

I am filing my kid as a dependent but ha had a job and a W-2 the prior year, how do i file his returns?

You do not enter your child's earned income from wages reported on a W-2 on your tax return.

Your child is not required to file a tax return if their earned income reported on a W-2 was less than $6,300.  If your child's W-2, for 2016 had federal income tax withheld, they should file a federal income tax return to get money back (refund). TurboTax Online has a Free Edition they may be able to use.

If your child chooses to complete an income tax return, it is important that they choose the following options

  • Someone else can claim me as a dependent on their tax return
  • And this person will claim me on their 2016 tax return.

I am filing my kid as a dependent but ha had a job and a W-2 the prior year, how do i file his returns?

Thanks
PatriciaR
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I am filing my kid as a dependent but ha had a job and a W-2 the prior year, how do i file his returns?

You are most welcome!
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