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[[What about young investors who are dependents.
Do we have to worry about taxes on our stock while
our (parents) are filing us as dependents?]]

When you say "worry", I'm not sure I know what you really mean.

If you are age 14 years or older, neither you nor your parents have to "worry" about the kiddie tax rules.

If you are still a dependent, you do not get the benefit of your personal exemption (your parent's get it). And there are also some concerns for unearned income when you are a dependent of another.

If you have only unearned income, then the first $700 is not taxable, and the remainder of the taxable income would be taxed at YOUR tax rate. If you have both earned and unearned income, you receive your standard deduction for the both the earned and unearned portion of your income. But then anything over the standard deduction would be taxable at your rates.

You can read more about this in IRS Publication 17 at the IRS web site.

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