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How to Add Adult Dependent Income?

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Question: My child is a full time dependant that lives at home and works part-time. This year she earned over the limit of nonreportable income and had to file taxes. My question is this, do I report the income earned through the part- time job that is over the threshold or the entire 9k? Secondly, is it okay to include under entire household income (my income, self employed) estimate, or should I list the income for my dependant alongside the dependant name?

Answer: This is the easy part of your question: all of your adult child's $9,000 income must be reported, not just the amount over the threshold. Part two: If you wish to continue claiming her as a dependent, you must add the $9,000 to your household income. In that case, your dependent must opt out of her personal deduction when filing her income tax return. Otherwise, she can apply for coverage as a one-person household. The income of $9,000 makes her eligible for Medi-Cal, no cost insurance, but you would give up the dependent deduction on your taxes.

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