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kramzepol
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My 18-yr old dependent earned $3,100 in 2017, $480 was self-employment. I want to file Fed/State returns to get refunds. What form(s) do I use to claim SE earnings?

 
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DoninGA
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My 18-yr old dependent earned $3,100 in 2017, $480 was self-employment. I want to file Fed/State returns to get refunds. What form(s) do I use to claim SE earnings?

The dependent files their own tax return to report the earned income.  The dependent's earned income does not get reported on your tax return.  Use the Freedom edition for the dependent's tax return as it also supports entry of self-employment income and self-employment taxes.

If you are eligible you can use the TurboTax Freedom edition which is free to file both a federal and state tax return.  The Freedom edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

To qualify for free 2017 federal and state tax returns in Freedom Edition, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

  • A maximum 2017 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $33,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2017 AGI of $66,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-freedom-edition

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Freedom edition and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2572617-what-s-the-difference-between-freedom-edition-and-free-edi...

And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2026912-how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-freedom-edition

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DoninGA
Level 15

My 18-yr old dependent earned $3,100 in 2017, $480 was self-employment. I want to file Fed/State returns to get refunds. What form(s) do I use to claim SE earnings?

The dependent files their own tax return to report the earned income.  The dependent's earned income does not get reported on your tax return.  Use the Freedom edition for the dependent's tax return as it also supports entry of self-employment income and self-employment taxes.

If you are eligible you can use the TurboTax Freedom edition which is free to file both a federal and state tax return.  The Freedom edition is a full featured personal tax program and on a separate website from the TurboTax online editions.

To qualify for free 2017 federal and state tax returns in Freedom Edition, you'll need to meet at least one of these requirements:

  • A maximum 2017 adjusted gross income (AGI) of $33,000; or
  • You qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); or
  • You served as active duty military (including Reservists and National Guard) with a maximum 2017 AGI of $66,000 (you'll also need a military-issued W-2).

See this TurboTax support FAQ on the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-freedom-edition

See this TurboTax support FAQ for the difference between the Freedom edition and the Free edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2572617-what-s-the-difference-between-freedom-edition-and-free-edi...

And see this TurboTax support FAQ on how to switch to the Freedom edition - https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2026912-how-do-i-switch-to-turbotax-freedom-edition

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