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kasha_moore
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Son turned 18 in Jan. We claimed him as a dependent for 2016 taxes. He filed as single on his own separately. Going to be a problem?

Now have two tax forms with his name involved. One as our dependent and one as him filing single. His wages did not meet the amount needed for us to have to include in our taxes.
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Howard1948
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Son turned 18 in Jan. We claimed him as a dependent for 2016 taxes. He filed as single on his own separately. Going to be a problem?

If your son checked the box that said someone else can claim him as a dependent on their return, there should be no problem.

Your comment about "His wages did not meet the amount needed for us to have to include in our taxes" bothers me.  You NEVER include the earned income of anyone other than yourself and your spouse in your tax return, not even if the other person is a dependent.

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Howard1948
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Son turned 18 in Jan. We claimed him as a dependent for 2016 taxes. He filed as single on his own separately. Going to be a problem?

If your son checked the box that said someone else can claim him as a dependent on their return, there should be no problem.

Your comment about "His wages did not meet the amount needed for us to have to include in our taxes" bothers me.  You NEVER include the earned income of anyone other than yourself and your spouse in your tax return, not even if the other person is a dependent.

kasha_moore
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Son turned 18 in Jan. We claimed him as a dependent for 2016 taxes. He filed as single on his own separately. Going to be a problem?

Thank you Howard. And yes he did check that box. I though if he made $6,300 or more we had to claim his wages. Seems like I read that somewhere. Anyway thank you again Howard.
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