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I'm 17 and received $2,000 last year. Do I need to file a tax return if my mom claims me as a dependent?
It’s really important to know when you need to file taxes. Thanks for asking the question.
Whether or not you need to file will depend on the source of the $2,000.
You must file a 2009 federal tax return if:
You are not required to file a tax return if:
Important Note: If you worked and your employer took taxes out of your paycheck you will want to file a federal tax return even if you don’t have to, so you can get your money back from the federal government. And, if you live in a state that has a personal income tax, you will need to check your state’s requirements for filing a state income tax return.
Thanks again for the question!
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