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Does my son need to file taxes this year if he made less then $10,000?

 
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macuser_22
Level 15

Does my son need to file taxes this year if he made less then $10,000?

It depends on the source of the income (assuming that he is a dependent).


2018 Filing requirements for dependents.

Single dependents— (Not age 65 or older or blind)

You must file a return if any of the following apply.
1. Your unearned income was more than $1,050.
2. Your earned income was more than $12,000.
3. Your gross income was more than the larger of—
a. $1,050, or
b. Your earned income (up to $11,650) plus $350.

Or Dependent had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. 

However, if any tax was withheld, then Dependent might want to file anyway to get a refund of the tax withheld.

Also, a person that CAN be a dependent cannot claim him/her self and must check the box that says that another taxpayer can claim them (whether or not that taxpayer actually claims him/her).

Note: your state filing requirements might be different than the federal.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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macuser_22
Level 15

Does my son need to file taxes this year if he made less then $10,000?

It depends on the source of the income (assuming that he is a dependent).


2018 Filing requirements for dependents.

Single dependents— (Not age 65 or older or blind)

You must file a return if any of the following apply.
1. Your unearned income was more than $1,050.
2. Your earned income was more than $12,000.
3. Your gross income was more than the larger of—
a. $1,050, or
b. Your earned income (up to $11,650) plus $350.

Or Dependent had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. 

However, if any tax was withheld, then Dependent might want to file anyway to get a refund of the tax withheld.

Also, a person that CAN be a dependent cannot claim him/her self and must check the box that says that another taxpayer can claim them (whether or not that taxpayer actually claims him/her).

Note: your state filing requirements might be different than the federal.

**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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maglib
Level 10

Does my son need to file taxes this year if he made less then $10,000?

You may also want to file a return if any taxes were withheld, for a refund.  @macuser_22  gave a great response
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