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dickard92677
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Our son is 17 and started his first job this year. We claim him on our taxes. Do we need to claim his income? Or will he claim his own on a 1040EZ?

 
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xmasbaby0
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Our son is 17 and started his first job this year. We claim him on our taxes. Do we need to claim his income? Or will he claim his own on a 1040EZ?

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://turbotax.intuit.com/taxfreedom/

**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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