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18 year old and tax filing

Does my 18 year old FT student but PT Worker since August 2016 have to file taxes?? He is claimed by his dad on his taxes this year....my ex-spouse.
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18 year old and tax filing

If your dependent has a W-2 for his after-school job, etc. you do not include the information on the parent's 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 then he must file a return and pay self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare.  You may want to use this version of TT for that:

https://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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