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Do I need to report my dependent's SSA-1099, if he has unearned income?

My wife is on Social Security Disability and my 15 yr old son receives income in his SS# on a SSA1099, he also has unearned income of about $3000, and no earned income, can I still report the unearned income on my tax form on a form 8814, and do I need to report SSA1099 payments because of the unearned income, and how would I do this?

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Level 20

Do I need to report my dependent's SSA-1099, if he has unearned income?

If the child is required to file a return then ALL his income from all sources should be reported ... so add the SSA income. 

Level 1

Do I need to report my dependent's SSA-1099, if he has unearned income?

This is how you enter the unearned income for Form 8814 in TurboTax

In TurboTax, please do the following:

  • Federal Taxes
  • Wages & Income
  • Less Common Income
  • Child's Income (Under Age 24), Click Start
  • Any Child's Income?, click Yes
  • Child Required to File? click Yes
  • Then, Reporting Your Child's Income- You may be able to report your child's income on your return, using Form 8814, "Parents' Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends".