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If a 19 yr old child makes $8500 per year, do his parents include this amount in their taxable income?

Asked by: pmitchem 193 views YA Discussion

The child qualifies as a dependent (his parents provide over 50% of his support and he lives with them year-round). Does the child file his own tax return, or can his parents include the $ 8500 in their income for their tax return? They are filing as a joint married couple.


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  1. Quick Answers on Apr 16, 2012 Reply

    Unless the child is a full time student (at least 5 months of 2011), they child is too old and makes too much money to be a dependent.

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  2. card-ron on Apr 16, 2012 Reply

    Parents do not include the child’s income on their tax return. The child files his own return. Just to make sure you are aware, if the 19 year old was not a full time student for at least part of five months of the year, he is not a dependent (he is too old and made too much money). If he was a student, no problem with the dependency.

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