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What is considered taxable income?

My son and daughter in law lived with us the entire 2016 year, They filed married filing jointly. Only my daughter in law had income. She was refunded everything she paid in. Is her income considered taxable even though she got everything back?

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Level 15

What is considered taxable income?

Why does she need to know if it is taxable?
New Member

What is considered taxable income?

Please see the below blog link for what is considered taxable income and better understanding. There are many factors that could cause their return to refund all of the money she paid in for taxes; it is possible.

Level 15

What is considered taxable income?

 The income tax is a graduated tax.

The first increment of income is not taxed. See the standard deduction described in IRS Pub 17 available at 

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