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rodyjr7
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My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

 
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xmasbaby0
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My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

MY DEPENDENT HAD A JOB

If your dependent has a W-2 for his after-school job, summer job, etc. you do not include the information on your own return. You can still claim your child as a dependent on your own return.  He/she can file his own return for a refund of some of his withheld wages (he won’t get back anything for Social Security or Medicare), but MUST indicate on it that he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return.  (Supervise this closely or prepare it for him!)

If your dependent’s earnings were over $400 and were reported on a 1099Misc then he must file a return and pay self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare.  You may want to use this version of TT for that:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/

You mentioned he is in high school--so not sure why he has a 1098T--but he is your dependent so that goes on your  return.  A dependent cannot claim education credits.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

MY DEPENDENT HAD A JOB

If your dependent has a W-2 for his after-school job, summer job, etc. you do not include the information on your own return. You can still claim your child as a dependent on your own return.  He/she can file his own return for a refund of some of his withheld wages (he won’t get back anything for Social Security or Medicare), but MUST indicate on it that he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return.  (Supervise this closely or prepare it for him!)

If your dependent’s earnings were over $400 and were reported on a 1099Misc then he must file a return and pay self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare.  You may want to use this version of TT for that:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/

You mentioned he is in high school--so not sure why he has a 1098T--but he is your dependent so that goes on your  return.  A dependent cannot claim education credits.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
rodyjr7
New Member

My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

He is in high school taking a few college classes.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

Use the 1098T on your own tax return.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
fanfare
Level 15

My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

Save your education credits for those years when the student is in college (expensive).
He probably does not have the "half-time" box 8 checked anyway.
xmasbaby0
Level 15

My son is 18 and in high school does he have to file his own return and if he does who where do I put the 1098-T on his return or mine?

True--Don't waste the 1098T on American Opportunity Credit--save it.  But the Tuition and Fees credit was just put back in by Congress.  It will not be in the software for at least several weeks.  Congress threw a monkey wrench into many tax returns with an act passed yesterday.
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