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paytonasche
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Does my 17 year old have to file taxes from a part time job

 
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Hal_Al
Level 15

Does my 17 year old have to file taxes from a part time job

Probably not, but it depends on how much he made.

You do not report his/her income on your return. If it has to be reported at all, it goes on his own return. If your dependent child is under age 19 (or under 24 if a full time student), he or she must file a tax return for 2015 if he had any of the following:

1.         Total income (wages, salaries, taxable scholarship etc.) of more than $6,300 (2015).

2.         Unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains) of more than $1050 (2015).

3.         Unearned income over $350 and gross income of more than $1050

4.         Household employee income (e.g. baby sitting, lawn mowing) over $1900 ($6300 if under age 18)

5.         Other self employment income over $400, including box 7 of a 1099-MISC

Even if he had less, he is allowed to file if he needs to get back income tax withholding. He cannot get back social security or Medicare tax withholding.

 He doesn’t get his own $4000 exemption (deduction), when he files. In TurboTax, he indicates that somebody else can claim him as a dependent, at the personal information section.

paytonasche
New Member

Does my 17 year old have to file taxes from a part time job

If he made more than this and does not file does he get in trouble
Hal_Al
Level 15

Does my 17 year old have to file taxes from a part time job

Only if they catch him. And if the income is documented (e.g. W-2 or 1099-Misc), they will catch him.
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