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My child was employed for a few months and made $4371.55. Can I claim her as my dependent this year?

 
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My child was employed for a few months and made $4371.55. Can I claim her as my dependent this year?

MY DEPENDENT HAD A JOB

If your dependent has a W-2 for his after-school job, summer job, etc. you do not include the information on your own return. You can still claim your child as a dependent on your own return.  He/she can file his own return for a refund of some of his withheld wages (he won’t get back anything for Social Security or Medicare), but MUST indicate on it that he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return.  (Supervise this closely or prepare it for him!)

If your dependent’s earnings were over $400 and were reported on a 1099Misc or 1099NEC then he must file a return and pay self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare.

 

 

You might also want to use free software from the IRS Free File versions:

https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/

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KrisD15
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My child was employed for a few months and made $4371.55. Can I claim her as my dependent this year?

Yes, as long as you supplied more than half her support. 

Dependents are allowed to earn income and still be claimed. 

 

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