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sclawton83
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My 16 yr old received her W2 should I add it to my tax returns? If so how do I go about it?

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

My 16 yr old received her W2 should I add it to my tax returns? If so how do I go about it?

MY DEPENDENT HAD A JOB

If your dependent has a W-2 for his after-school job, summer job, etc. you do not include the information on your own return. You can still claim your child as a dependent on your own return.  He/she can file his own return for a refund of some of his withheld wages (he won’t get back anything for Social Security or Medicare), but MUST indicate on it that he can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return.  (Supervise this closely or prepare it for him!)

If your dependent’s earnings were over $400 and were reported on a 1099Misc then he must file a return and pay self-employment tax for Social Security and Medicare.  You may want to use this version of TT for that:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-free-file-program

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SteamTrain
Level 15

My 16 yr old received her W2 should I add it to my tax returns? If so how do I go about it?

No...Her W-2 goes in her own tax file...in an entirely separate account...NEVER in yours.

 

You must make sure her tax prep indicates at she did NOT provide more than half of her own support.

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File your own taxes first to avoid complications...do hers only after yours has been "Accepted" by the IRS.  Adn Again....in her own separate Online account

 

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
SteamTrain
Level 15

My 16 yr old received her W2 should I add it to my tax returns? If so how do I go about it?

@xmasbaby0 

 

12 Unanswered pages back and we're still tripping on each other.. I gotta hit that "Claimed" button.

____________*Answers are correct to the best of my knowledge when posted, but should not be considered to be legal or official tax advice.*
xmasbaby0
Level 15

My 16 yr old received her W2 should I add it to my tax returns? If so how do I go about it?

@SteamTrain 😂  You would think it would be safe for us to wade back that far without stepping all over each other!  

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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