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|Subject: Re: Filing for a minor||Date: 2/18/2013 4:08 PM|
|Author: KLTolly||Number: 117826 of 121218|
I had reviewed publication 915 in determining that he had taxable income last year, given the amount of 10+ years benefits. (This was then complicated by having to reimburse the insurance company for disability benefits in excess of what SS paid to my husband's SSN.)
I do not expect that my son will owe anything this year, given the so-called "normalcy" of the income sources this year, and the fact that they are all for "only" a 12-month period. His savings accounts, given the low balance and rates, do not give him any significant income to worry about.
I did not want to encounter any "failure to file" penalties on behalf of my son, if the IRS is anticipating receipt of a return under his name going forward. It sounds like the SSA-1099 alone should not trigger the IRS to expect his return.
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