Category Archives: Kiddie Tax

Gift or Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Asdfgh in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “My daughter plays piano for school choir. Doesn’t ask for money. She gets “thank you” from school PTO in form of flower bouquet and check for a few hundred dollars. Is that taxable income?”

Tax Rules for Children Who Have Investment Income

Courtesy of the IRS   Some children receive investment income and are required to file a federal tax return. If a child cannot file his or her own tax return for any reason, such as age, the child’s parent or guardian is responsible for filing a return on the child’s behalf. There are special tax […]

Child with K-1

Today TaxMama® hears from Michele in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “My client files MFJ with a son. The son made $1,237 on a W-2 and he received a K-1 with $137 in box one (business income) and $1,832 in the self-employment box. Does a K-1 qualify as investment income? Will the parents be […]

Kid With Paper Route

Today TaxMama® hears from Don in the TaxQuips Forum with a little confusion. “My daughter is a widow with 3 children. The kids receive Social Security income from their deceased father’s account. My daughter’s 13-year-old son earned $700 with a paper route & received a 1099-MISC with the amount in box 7 – Nonemployee compensation. […]

Tax Rules May Affect Your Child’s Investment Income

Courtesy of the IRS Parents may not realize that there are tax rules that may affect their child’s investment income. The IRS offers the following four facts to help parents determine whether their child’s investment income will be taxed at the parents’ rate or the child’s rate. 1. Investment income Children with investment income may […]

Child Wins Prize

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. “My 22 year old daughter won a contest (trip to NYC and new wardrobe) in 2010. She has received a 1099-MISC for $18,000 for the total of goods and services that she received. She is a full-time student and this is unearned income. […]