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I am not claimed on my parents taxes anymore but the website is still making me enter my parents SSN. How do I fix this?

 
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Coleen3
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I am not claimed on my parents taxes anymore but the website is still making me enter my parents SSN. How do I fix this?

Even if you are not claimed as a dependent, you may still need to include your parents' information.

Purpose of Form

 For children under age 18 and certain older children described below in Who Must File, unearned income over $2,100 is taxed at the parent's rate if the parent's rate is higher than the child's. If the child's unearned income is more than $2,100, use Form 8615 to figure the child's tax.

 Unearned Income 

For Form 8615, “unearned income” includes all taxable income other than earned income as defined later. Unearned income includes taxable interest, ordinary dividends, capital gains (including capital gain distributions), rents, royalties, etc. It also includes taxable social security benefits, pension and annuity income, taxable scholarship and fellowship grants not reported on Form W-2, unemployment compensation, alimony, and income (other than earned income) received as the beneficiary of a trust. 

Who Must File

 Form 8615 must be filed for any child who meets all of the following conditions.

 1. The child had more than $2,100 of unearned income.

 2. The child is required to file a tax return.

 3. The child either:

a. Was under age 18 at the end of 2018,

b. Was age 18 at the end of 2018 and did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support, or

c. Was a full-time student at least age 19 and under age 24 at the end of 2018 and did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support (Earned income is defined later. Support is defined below.)

 4. At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2018


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