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melissa99515
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My 14 yr old daghter who lives with me has a job does she file seperate? and can i still claim her as my dependant.

 
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ColeenD3
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My 14 yr old daghter who lives with me has a job does she file seperate? and can i still claim her as my dependant.

Yes, if she is required to file, she would need to file a separate return. Yes, you can claim her as a dependent. You will need to indicate this on both returns.

 

Single dependents

 

You must file a return if any of the following apply.

1. Your unearned income was more than $1,100.

2. Your earned income was more than $12,200.

3. Your gross income was more than the larger of— a. $1,100, or b. Your earned income (up to $11,850) plus $350.

Hal_Al
Level 15

My 14 yr old daghter who lives with me has a job does she file seperate? and can i still claim her as my dependant.

You do not report his/her income on your return. If it has to be reported, at all, it goes on his own return. If your dependent child is under age 19 (or under 24 if a full time student), he or she must file a tax return for 2018 if he had any of the following:

  1. Total income (wages, salaries, taxable scholarship etc.) of more than $12,200 
  2. Unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains) of more than $1100.
  3. Unearned income over $350 and gross income of more than $1100
  4. Household employee income (e.g. baby sitting, lawn mowing) over $2100 ($12.000 if under age 18)
  5. Other self employment income over $400, including box 7 of a 1099-MISC

 

Even if he had less, he is allowed to file if he needs to get back income tax withholding. He cannot get back social security or Medicare tax withholding.

In TurboTax, he indicates that somebody else can claim him as a dependent, at the personal information section.

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