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courtneyash22
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My daughters dad past away last year and she has been receiving social security, am I suppose to claim this on the my taxes this year for claiming her?

My daughter is 8 so I claim her on my taxes, how does this work with her receiving social security
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maglib
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My daughters dad past away last year and she has been receiving social security, am I suppose to claim this on the my taxes this year for claiming her?

so sorry for your loss and I know this is very difficult time.

Social Security survivor benefits for children are considered taxable income only for the children who are entitled to receive them, even if the checks are made out to a parent or guardian. Most children do not make enough in a year to owe any taxes.

did she have any other income such as unearned like dividends or interest?

Most likely is she will not have to file unless she had other income....  You do not have to declare her benefits on your return.

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maglib
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My daughters dad past away last year and she has been receiving social security, am I suppose to claim this on the my taxes this year for claiming her?

so sorry for your loss and I know this is very difficult time.

Social Security survivor benefits for children are considered taxable income only for the children who are entitled to receive them, even if the checks are made out to a parent or guardian. Most children do not make enough in a year to owe any taxes.

did she have any other income such as unearned like dividends or interest?

Most likely is she will not have to file unless she had other income....  You do not have to declare her benefits on your return.

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courtneyash22
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My daughters dad past away last year and she has been receiving social security, am I suppose to claim this on the my taxes this year for claiming her?

Thank you... so I don't have to worry about claiming this on anything?
maglib
Level 10

My daughters dad past away last year and she has been receiving social security, am I suppose to claim this on the my taxes this year for claiming her?

if that is the only income she has and box 2 of the SSA-1099 has your daughters SSN, then no she will not have to file.
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