Would a minor have to file income tax for social security retirement benefits he receives from his dad ?

child was 17 and turned 18 during 2012, the year in question

Keyport, NJ -

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Dana Whitney Atchley

Dana Whitney Atchley

Tax Lawyer - New York, NY
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Just to clarify: are these social security survivors benefits the child in question is receiving? If so, then those benefits may be subject to tax depending on how much other income the child had. If the benefits, plus any other income, exceed the filing threshold, then the child will have to file a tax return. The IRS has a page on its website that discusses some of the basics on how survivor's benefits are taxed here: http://www.irs.gov/Help-&-Resources/Tools-&-FAQ...

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Christopher D. Ferrara

Christopher D. Ferrara

Business Attorney - Hillsborough, NJ
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I agree with the answer from Dana Whitney Atchley

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Bruce Givner

Bruce Givner

Tax Lawyer - Los Angeles, CA
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The wise Mr. Atchley is, of course, correct. The filing threshold for single person is $22,100.

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