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Hi my son is 19 he lives with us but made 16205 in wages, he is also a student. So we file his w2 with our taxes or does he need to file his own?

 
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Hi my son is 19 he lives with us but made 16205 in wages, he is also a student. So we file his w2 with our taxes or does he need to file his own?

He files his own return and indicates on the return that he can be claimed as a dependent.

 

You do not enter a dependent's earned income from wages on your tax return.

You should be able to claim him as your dependent under the Qualifying Child rules and he meets all the requirements.

 

To be a Qualifying Child -

1. The child must be your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.
2. The child must be (a) under age 19 at the end of the year, (b) under age 24 at the end of the year and a full-time student or (c) any age and permanently and totally disabled.
3. The child must have lived with you for more than half of the year. Temporary absences while away at college are considered living with you.
4. The child must not have provided more than half of his or her own support for the year.
5. If the child meets the rules to be a qualifying child of more than one person, you must be the person entitled to claim the child as a qualifying child.
6. The child must be a U.S. citizen or U.S., Canada or Mexico resident for some portion of the year.
7. The child must be younger than you unless disabled.

Hi my son is 19 he lives with us but made 16205 in wages, he is also a student. So we file his w2 with our taxes or does he need to file his own?

if somehow you included his w-2 in your return and you filed and it was accepted, you will need to amend.  

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