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nani
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Do I need to include my sons income that was $8830.05 on my return

 
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HelenaC
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Do I need to include my sons income that was $8830.05 on my return

No, do not include your son's income on your return. 

Your dependent's W-2 isn't reported on your return. 

  • If your unmarried dependent's W-2 earnings exceed his/her standard deduction  ($6,300 in 2016), they should file their own return and report the W-2 on their return.
  • But even if your dependent didn't earn enough to be required to file, s/he may want to file a return to recover any withholdings.

To start a new account for your son:

  1. Sign out of TurboTax Online.
  2. Select the TurboTax Online product you want to use for the second return and proceed.
  3. On the Create your account screen, set up a new login for the second return.
    • You can reuse your email address if you want to receive e-file notifications for the second return.
    • Up to 5 accounts can be tied to the same email address.
  4. After you've created the new account, you can start working on the second return.

Tip: If you're preparing multiple returns for family members, it's more economical to switch to the TurboTax CD/Download software, which lets you e-file up to 5 federal returns at no additional cost. More info

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HelenaC
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Do I need to include my sons income that was $8830.05 on my return

No, do not include your son's income on your return. 

Your dependent's W-2 isn't reported on your return. 

  • If your unmarried dependent's W-2 earnings exceed his/her standard deduction  ($6,300 in 2016), they should file their own return and report the W-2 on their return.
  • But even if your dependent didn't earn enough to be required to file, s/he may want to file a return to recover any withholdings.

To start a new account for your son:

  1. Sign out of TurboTax Online.
  2. Select the TurboTax Online product you want to use for the second return and proceed.
  3. On the Create your account screen, set up a new login for the second return.
    • You can reuse your email address if you want to receive e-file notifications for the second return.
    • Up to 5 accounts can be tied to the same email address.
  4. After you've created the new account, you can start working on the second return.

Tip: If you're preparing multiple returns for family members, it's more economical to switch to the TurboTax CD/Download software, which lets you e-file up to 5 federal returns at no additional cost. More info

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