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cullenzmom
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Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

We live in Texas and I've already filed my taxes before receiving or  realizing he was going to receive a w-2.
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Texas Roger
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Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

If his total income was more than $6300, he is required to file his own tax return to report it. If it was less than that, he is not required to file a return but can file to get a refund if federal income tax was withheld. If he files a return, he must indicate on the return that he can be claimed by someone else. 

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Texas Roger
Level 15

Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

If his total income was more than $6300, he is required to file his own tax return to report it. If it was less than that, he is not required to file a return but can file to get a refund if federal income tax was withheld. If he files a return, he must indicate on the return that he can be claimed by someone else. 

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cullenzmom
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Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

Thank you for the info...He made less than $1000 total but still wants to file, he's excited to see if he'll get anything back lol
Texas Roger
Level 15

Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

If he had federal income tax withheld in box 2 of the W-2, he will get it back as a refund.
cullenzmom
New Member

Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

One more question, so I need to create him his own account as a new customer then is that right?
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

Actually since he has a simple return you should have him fill out the forms by hand manually for a learning experience.  And maybe do it online too for a double check.

He probably can use the 1040EZ return.  Here are some blank forms & instructions for the current year
1040 <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf</a>     Instruc... <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf</a>

1040A <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040a.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040a.pdf</a>   Instruc... <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040a.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040a.pdf</a>

1040EZ <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040ez.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040ez.pdf</a>   Instr... <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040ez.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040ez.pdf</a>

Tax Tables <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf</a>
Publication 17 Tax Guide  <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p17.pdf</a>
cullenzmom
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Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

That's a great idea, Thanks so much!
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

Online is only good for 1 return.  But you can use the same email address for 5 accounts.   How to start another return in the Online version      https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288574
cullenzmom
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Hello, My 16 year old mowed lawns last summer and also at a local entertainment park during halloween. He received a w-2 from the theme park, Can I file his taxes

wonderful, that's so helpful...I'm glad, I was afraid I had to use his own email address which of course is never accessed or viewed regularly. Thank you both again for all of your help :))
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