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djluces
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My daughter worked a summer job and earned 2064.47 do I include her income and does she have to file?

she 18 since October.
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Hal_Al
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My daughter worked a summer job and earned 2064.47 do I include her income and does she have to file?

No & no.

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 2015 if he had any of the following:

1.         Total income (wages, salaries, taxable scholarship etc.) of more than $6,300 (2015).

2.         Unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains) of more than $1050 (2015).

3.         Unearned income over $350 and gross income of more than $1050

4.         Household employee income (e.g. baby sitting, lawn mowing) over $1900 ($6300 if under age 18)

5.         Other self employment income  over $400

 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.

 He doesn’t get his own $4000 exemption (deduction), when he files. In TurboTax, he indicates that somebody else can claim him as a dependent, at the personal information section.

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Hal_Al
Level 15

My daughter worked a summer job and earned 2064.47 do I include her income and does she have to file?

No & no.

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 2015 if he had any of the following:

1.         Total income (wages, salaries, taxable scholarship etc.) of more than $6,300 (2015).

2.         Unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains) of more than $1050 (2015).

3.         Unearned income over $350 and gross income of more than $1050

4.         Household employee income (e.g. baby sitting, lawn mowing) over $1900 ($6300 if under age 18)

5.         Other self employment income  over $400

 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.

 He doesn’t get his own $4000 exemption (deduction), when he files. In TurboTax, he indicates that somebody else can claim him as a dependent, at the personal information section.

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