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Freakin out! Doing my sons taxes. He's getting back more than he paid in.

Thanks in advance for guidance.  I'll keep it simple.  My son is 24.  He is a Dancer (Backup Dancer for singers / music videos, etc).  He was also a Notary in 2021 doing mobile mortgage signings.  He received three W2's.  #1, income $636 / tax withheld $20.87 .  #2, income $2930 / tax withheld $166.60 .  #3, income $4299.98 / tax withheld $205.20 .   He received two 1099 NEC's.   #1, income $1454 / no tax withheld (this is for a Dance job).  #2, income 1125 / no tax withheld (this is for his Notary Services).

Total W2 income is $7865.  Total tax withheld is $392.67.   Turbo Tax says that his Refund is $1572

I'm just scared that I did something wrong.  I'm a 'by the book' filer.  I don't want to mess with the IRS.  Is this Refund legit?  

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Freakin out! Doing my sons taxes. He's getting back more than he paid in.

Still researching ... I think it's the EIC.  That amount is $1502.  I've never dealt with EIC before so this is new to me.  Is he basically getting a handout because he made little money?

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Freakin out! Doing my sons taxes. He's getting back more than he paid in.

It looks like he is getting the maximum EIC. It is a refundable credit. He is getting a credit for working and earning an income. I would not call it a handout. It is a credit that helps a lot of taxpayers and households.

 

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Freakin out! Doing my sons taxes. He's getting back more than he paid in.

Thank you SO MUCH!  I continued reading Turbo Tax help and learned more about EIC.  I haven't qualified for it in the past (according to Turbo Tax), so I didn't have a reason to understand it.  I know ... short sighted.  I didn't mean to offend by calling it a hand out.  I was looking at it from a position of ignorance about the subject, and I was concerned that my son would be cheating the system if I filed based on him getting back more than he paid in.  Thanks again for the help.

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