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I have twin that are nineteen and live at home. I will claim

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I have twin that are nineteen and live at home. I will claim them on my taxes as dependants. When I do there taxes separate how do they get there refund back and what do they make on there tax for since they are full time students a nd marked as dependants on mine?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 7 months ago.


When you do their returns you need to make sure you mark (line 5 on 1040EZ) that they can be claimed. This will mean that they are not using their personal exemption (because you are by claiming them).

Them getting their refund back is going to depend on their actual taxable income. They will not have their personal exemption so only their standard deduction is going to reduce their income.

If they made more than $6,300 they may not get their full withholding back.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What do they mark on there tax forms to get a refund if they are claimed as dependents under me because they live at home I want to make sure they get there refunds
Expert:  Robin D. replied 7 months ago.

There is no guarantee that they will get a refund and there is no special place to mark that says they are entitled to a refund just because they are dependents.

You need to mark on Line 5 that they are claimed then you enter the amounts an do the math. If they earned over the $6300 then they will not get back all they had withheld.

There is no special treatment for them to get back their withholding.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 7 months ago.

It sounds like you are under the impression that students get their withholding back automatically or because they are dependents but they do not.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 7 months ago.

Checking to see if you responded again

Expert:  Robin D. replied 7 months ago.

Just in case your twins question this show them this IRS page,-Excess-FICA,-Students,-Withholding/W-4---Allowances,-Excess-FICA,-Students,-Withholding

I know tax issues can be difficult for new earners to grasp so this should help them understand their status and obligations as tax payers.