How to file pa tax return

how to file pa tax return

Filing Requirement If You Are a Dependent

If your parents (or someone else) can claim you as a dependent, and any of the situations below apply to you, you must file a return.

Single dependents who are younger than age 65 and not blind must file a return if any of the following apply:

1. Your unearned income was more than 1 000 $.

2. Your earned income was more than 6 200 $.

3. Your gross income was more than the larger of: 1) 1 000 $, or 2) Your earned income (up to 5 850 $) plus 350 $.

Single dependents who are older than age 65 or blind must file a return if any of the following apply:

1. Your earned income was more than 7 750 $ (9 300 $ if 65 or older and blind).

2. Your unearned income was more than 2 550 $ (4 100 $ if 65 or older and blind).

3. Your gross income was more than the larger of: 1) your earned income (up to 5 850 $) plus 1 900 $ (3 450 $ if 65 or older and blind), or 2) 2 550 $ (4 100 $ if 65 or older and blind).

Married dependents who are younger than age 65 and not blind must file a return if any of the following apply:

1. Your earned income was more than 6 200 $.

2. Your unearned income was more than 1 000 $.

3. Your gross income was more than the larger of: 1) 1 000 $, or 2) Your earned income (up to 5 850 $) plus 350 $.

4. Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions.

Married dependents who are older than age 65 or blind must file a return if any of the following apply:

1. Your earned income

was more than 7 400 $ (8 600 $ if 65 or older and blind).

2. Your unearned income was more than 2 200 $ (3 400 $ if 65 or older and blind).

3. Your gross income was more than the larger of: 1) your earned income (up to 5 850 $) plus 1 550 $ (2 750 $ if 65 or older and blind) or 2) 2 200 $ (3 400 $ if 65 or older and blind).

4. Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions.

Children under age 14

If your child is younger than age 14 and the child's only income is interest and dividends (including Alaska Permanent Fund dividends) and certain other conditions are met, a parent can elect to include the child's income on the parent's return. If this election is made, the child does not have to file a return. The election is made on Form 8814.

Other Situations When You Must File

You must file a return even if your income is less than the normal filing threshold if any of the following conditions below apply for 2014.

1. You owe any special taxes, such as Social security and Medicare tax on tips you did not report to your employer, Uncollected social security and Medicare or RRTA tax on tips you reported to your employer or on group-term life insurance, Alternative minimum tax, Tax on a qualified plan, including an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or other tax-favored account.

2. You (or your spouse, if filing jointly) received HSA, Archer MSA, or Medicare Advantage MSA distributions.

3. You had net earnings from self-employment of at least 400 $.

4. You had wages of $108.28 or more from a church or qualified church-controlled organization that is exempt from employer social security and Medicare taxes.

Source: www.webtaxcenter.com

Category: Taxes

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