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tax withheld on ss benefit to minor - benefit also received

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tax withheld on ss benefit to minor - benefit also received by the parent - how to claim a refund - child income filed with parent or file a separate return?

Randalltax :

A child's income is never filed with the parent.

Customer:

so a separate return

Randalltax :

I'm not sure why you elected to have a child's SS benefit have voluntary income tax taken out; unless the child has substantial other income, the Social Security benefit for a child is almost always tax free. The child would need to have an income besides SSA more than $10K.

Randalltax :

The child will have not taxable income, so a refund of all tax paid in would be expected. In addition, you should contact SSA to have the voluntary withholding stopped.

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