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In order to file taxes, how much income does my 20 year old grandson have made in 2017.

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Our grandson who is 20 lived with us until August. He has worked for Safeway and currently he is employed at Best Buy in Vacaville, CA. Does he file income tax on his earnings for the year or should we claim him on our taxes?

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Can't think of anything, just want to get the right answer to whether or not he should file taxes himself.

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 4 months ago

You can claim your grandson as a dependent if he was a full time student in 2017. If he was not and he earned at least $4050 you cannot claim him.

A dependent is unable to claim their own exemption, a tax return is necessary when their earned income is more than the standard deduction for a single taxpayer, which in 2017 is $6,350.

First you need to see if you can claim him based on his status as a student and his income.

Even if you can claim him , he would still be able to file but he would not use his personal exemption.

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