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Dependent W-2 income

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When a minor child receives a W-2 for a summer or part-time job that is far below the filing requirement. Can that W-2 be filed as a part of the return on which the child is reported as a dependent or does the child need to file a completely separate tax return from their parents?

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Level 15

Earned income goes on the childs own return, assuming he has a filing requirement, or wants to get withholding refunded.


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You need to file on the kid's return, but if they are under the filing requirement, you only need to file if there is a refund coming back.

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