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khairuny
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Can my son claim the 12k standard deduction on his personal return even though I am claiming him as my dependent on my return?

 
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AnthonyC
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Can my son claim the 12k standard deduction on his personal return even though I am claiming him as my dependent on my return?

Possibly, depending on his income.  The standard deduction for dependents is either $1,050 or earned income plus $350 (up to the maximum normal standard deduction of $12,000)


Ex 1:  Dependent has $500 in earned income - standard deduction would be $1,050

Ex 2:  Dependent has $5,000 in earned income - standard deduction would be $5,350.

Ex 3:  Dependent has $15,000 in earned income - standard deduction would be $12,000. 

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AnthonyC
Level 7

Can my son claim the 12k standard deduction on his personal return even though I am claiming him as my dependent on my return?

Possibly, depending on his income.  The standard deduction for dependents is either $1,050 or earned income plus $350 (up to the maximum normal standard deduction of $12,000)


Ex 1:  Dependent has $500 in earned income - standard deduction would be $1,050

Ex 2:  Dependent has $5,000 in earned income - standard deduction would be $5,350.

Ex 3:  Dependent has $15,000 in earned income - standard deduction would be $12,000. 

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