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Do I need to file my own taxes if I'm a dependent?

SOLVEDby TurboTax6231Updated 1 month ago

Even if you're a dependent, you'll generally need to file your own 2022 tax return if:

  • Your earned income (money you made by working) exceeds $12,950
  • Your unearned income (interest, dividends, capital gains, etc.) exceeds $1,150
  • Your business or self-employment net income (gross minus expenses) is at least $400
  • Your gross income (earned plus unearned) exceeds the larger of $1,100 or your earned income (up to $12,600) plus $350

But even if your income falls below these filing requirements, you'll want to file your own tax return to get a refund of any federal or state taxes withheld from your paychecks.

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