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Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

I am a teenager and earned over $5000 last year and am filing separately, but for this tax year, it is asking me to include my parent's taxable income.  I have not had to do this before and I can't complete my form.  I do not have this information.
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Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

Is your only income from W-2 wages ?    Or do you have income from interest, dividends or capital gains ?

Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

I have W-2 wages and a 1099.

Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

@slmcc-me-com There are over a dozen kinds of 1099's.   We need to know what kind you have.   Did you get a 1099G for unemployment?   Or some other kind of 1099?

**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.**

Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

I have a 1099-NEC

Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

Self employment correctly entered into the program will not trigger the "Kiddie Tax" questions so it must not have been entered correctly.    Review your return ... did that income get reported on the  Sch 1 line 3 or line 8? 

 

If it is on line 8 that is wrong ... the income needs to go on the Sch C instead.  

Why do I have to add my parents taxable income if I am filing separately?

I wonder if you are trying to enter the 1099NEC in the wrong place.   A 1099NEC should not cause a need to enter anything about your parents' income.

 

A 1099NEC is for income you received as an "independent contractor"---you received it for being what the IRS considers to be self-employed, because no Social Security or Medicare was withheld from those earnings.

 

It would be a good idea for you to seek help from an adult more experienced in preparing tax returns before you make mistakes with this.

 

 

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/self-employed/help/what-is-the-self-employment-tax/00/25922

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/2902389-why-am-i-paying-self-employment-tax

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901340-where-do-i-enter-schedule-c

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/3398950-what-self-employed-expenses-can-i-deduct

 

 

And....the Self-Employed software is expensive. You will not be able to use TurboTax Free Edition to prepare a tax return that has self-employment income.

 

 

  You can use the version called Free File to file for free:

If you qualify to use it, there is another full-featured free version of the software:

Try Free File: 

You qualify if your income was $39,000 or less, or $72,000 or less if active duty military, or if you qualify for Earned Income Credit

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900583-what-is-turbotax-free-file-program

 

**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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