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My child receives social security disability do I count this as income on my taxes?

 
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My child receives social security disability do I count this as income on my taxes?

If your children receive Social Security survivors/disability benefits, that is income to them, not to you. You do not enter it on your tax return. Look at Box 2 of the SSA-1099 and you should see the child’s SSN.
If that is the only income a child has, then the child does not have to file or report it either.
If the child has enough other income to be required to file, then the child reports the SS on the child's return.
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My child receives social security disability do I count this as income on my taxes?

It’s for his disability but it has both of our names and ssn on it. I’m also needing it for the child tax credit so my question is do I claim it on my taxes? And, if so, where?

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My child receives social security disability do I count this as income on my taxes?

Check the form 1099-SSA box 2 as noted by Jerry2000 above.  There would not be 2 social security numbers.  If you both get benefits you would each get your own 1099-SSA.  You do not count his social security disability on your return.  Unless he has other income, he would not need to file a tax return.  

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My child receives social security disability do I count this as income on my taxes?

I was wondering if you ever found out the answer to your question? I'm in the same situation and haven't been able to figure it out. Thanks! 

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My child receives social security disability do I count this as income on my taxes?

 

@cmoore1972 You have added to an old thread with multiple users' posts, so not sure what "same situation" you have.  If your child gets a Social Security check you do NOT enter it on your own return.  Someday when your child has a job, or other income, if he is still receiving SS, the SSA1099 will go on his own tax return with his other income.

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