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chuckntia
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I claim my son on my taxes, however last year he held a job for a few weeks at the age of 16. He made $558, how do I know file his taxes as or is he exempt?

 
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Texas Roger
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I claim my son on my taxes, however last year he held a job for a few weeks at the age of 16. He made $558, how do I know file his taxes as or is he exempt?

If his income was reported on a W-2, he is not required to file a tax return and you do not enter his income on your tax return. If federal income tax was withheld, he can file a return to get a refund. If he files a return, he must indicate that he can be claimed by someone else.

If his income was reported on a 1099-MISC or no form, he must file a return to pay self employment tax since the amount was over $400. 

If he files a return, you would create a new account for him to use. 

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Texas Roger
Level 15

I claim my son on my taxes, however last year he held a job for a few weeks at the age of 16. He made $558, how do I know file his taxes as or is he exempt?

If his income was reported on a W-2, he is not required to file a tax return and you do not enter his income on your tax return. If federal income tax was withheld, he can file a return to get a refund. If he files a return, he must indicate that he can be claimed by someone else.

If his income was reported on a 1099-MISC or no form, he must file a return to pay self employment tax since the amount was over $400. 

If he files a return, you would create a new account for him to use. 

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