I have a client whose minor daughter receives SS survivor benefits from a deceased parent. Does anyone know whether or not the SS benefits received by the minor are considered unearned income as it pertains to the kiddie tax? The only reference I can find addresses SS benefits related to disabilities which are not considered unearned income for this purpose. Any insights will be appreciated. Thanks!
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I do not think that I have ever encountered this situation. Having said that, I can never recall reading anywhere that SS benefits received by a minor would have an effect on the kiddie tax. ... I may be wrong but that is just my opinion.