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My son is in high school and lives at home. He turned 18 in January of 2007. He received 2006 W2 forms. Does he have to file his own tax return? TurboTax didn't ask for income for any dependents so I'm not sure what to do with his W2 forms. His total wages were around $2,200.
When I was using TurboTax I did come to a section where I was asked some questions to determine whether I had to report my son's income. I don't remember the exact details, but I think he had to have income greater than around $5,000 for it to be a requirement that I report his income on my tax return. Since his wages were less I didn't report his income. I'm a little confused. I'll have him file separately as you said, but why would I be required to also report his income on my return if it exceeds a certain amount?
Since your son is 18, he files his own return. You need not include his income in your return at all.
As I said in my original post my son didn't turn 18 until January 12 of 2007 so he was 17 last year when he earned the money. Does that make a difference or does it only make a difference if his income is greater than a certain amount?