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I've a son living at home with me made 19K last year a while he was in the high school. What's the best way to file the tax? Should he be included with my tax file or do his own tax file?

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adding child's income

@jreid4747 - needs to go on his own tax file - DO NOT COMINGLE THE INCOME ON YOUR TAX RETURN!!!!

 

but you are still able to claim him as a dependent (assuming you provided over 50% of his financial support - rent, food, clothing, insurance, utilities, etc.)

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adding child's income

He files his own return taking care to check the box saying that someone else can claim him. 

adding child's income

@jreid4747 - needs to go on his own tax file - DO NOT COMINGLE THE INCOME ON YOUR TAX RETURN!!!!

 

but you are still able to claim him as a dependent (assuming you provided over 50% of his financial support - rent, food, clothing, insurance, utilities, etc.)

adding child's income

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/

 

**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.**

adding child's income

Thank you. This is the answer I was hoping for.

adding child's income

if he had more than $2,200 in unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains, etc and was under 18 on 12/31/2021 form 8615 will need to be included with his return.  

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