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Child with W2 income

Hi,

 

My 17year old son is a High School student and lived with me throughout the year in California.

He had an income of $1400 for which he received a W2 with no tax deduction.

Does he need to file a tax return? And can I claim him as a dependent on my tax return (and get tax credit) since I took care of all his expenses?

 

Thank you.

 

 

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SusanY1
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Child with W2 income

Yes, since your son is still a full time student supported by you, you are still eligible to claim him on your tax return. 

WIth $1400 of income only, he is not required to file a tax return.  If there is any state withholding (Box 17) then it may benefit him to file for a refund, but sometimes it's such a small amount it's not worthwhile.  

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SusanY1
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Child with W2 income

Yes, since your son is still a full time student supported by you, you are still eligible to claim him on your tax return. 

WIth $1400 of income only, he is not required to file a tax return.  If there is any state withholding (Box 17) then it may benefit him to file for a refund, but sometimes it's such a small amount it's not worthwhile.  

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Child with W2 income

Thank You.

 

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