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motherslove79
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I filed my oldest child but didn't claim her income. Should she file taxes herself?

 
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KenH1
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I filed my oldest child but didn't claim her income. Should she file taxes herself?

You wouldn't claim your child's income on your return.  She should file herself, if required:

If you are claiming your child as a dependent, she is only required to file if she had W2 income greater than $6300 or self-employment income greater than $400. (unless she wants her taxes withheld refunded).

If she does file a separate return, she should answer 'yes" to "can someone else claim you on their return?"

Hope this helps.

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KenH1
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I filed my oldest child but didn't claim her income. Should she file taxes herself?

You wouldn't claim your child's income on your return.  She should file herself, if required:

If you are claiming your child as a dependent, she is only required to file if she had W2 income greater than $6300 or self-employment income greater than $400. (unless she wants her taxes withheld refunded).

If she does file a separate return, she should answer 'yes" to "can someone else claim you on their return?"

Hope this helps.

VolvoGirl
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I filed my oldest child but didn't claim her income. Should she file taxes herself?

The Online version is only good for 1 return. But you can use the same email address for 5 accounts.  To do another return you have to set up a new account and new user name and pay any fees again. So if you have more than 1 return to do it might be better to buy the Desktop program.  And Desktop has more features.

How to start another return in the Online version
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