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My son is receiving child benefits from social security. Does he file his own 1040, or does his SS income get filed with my spouse and me?

He is aged 10.  His SS income would be about $8k.

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My son is receiving child benefits from social security. Does he file his own 1040, or does his SS income get filed with my spouse and me?

You do not include your son's social security benefit on your tax return.  If the social security benefit is the only income he received for the tax year of 2016, he is not required to file his own taxes.  

If he is claimed as a dependent and received income other than his social security during 2016, he is required to file his own taxes if meets the following requirements :

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302185

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Level 7

My son is receiving child benefits from social security. Does he file his own 1040, or does his SS income get filed with my spouse and me?

You do not include your son's social security benefit on your tax return.  If the social security benefit is the only income he received for the tax year of 2016, he is not required to file his own taxes.  

If he is claimed as a dependent and received income other than his social security during 2016, he is required to file his own taxes if meets the following requirements :

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3302185

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Level 1

My son is receiving child benefits from social security. Does he file his own 1040, or does his SS income get filed with my spouse and me?

Thank you for the detailed response.
Level 7

My son is receiving child benefits from social security. Does he file his own 1040, or does his SS income get filed with my spouse and me?

You are very welcome !