So, Kayla is 19 years old, living at home, and in September she started her first actual money-earning job, working part-time at Disneyland. Thus, she’ll be filing her first income tax return come February, when she gets her W-2.
I presume that the 1040EZ instructions will provide her with sufficient guidance to successfully navigate the process for somebody who can be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return, and she’ll get all $160 back.
I’m a little less sanguine about what I should expect to encounter, when I claim as a dependent a person who is also filing a return on her own behalf. Any Dopers around who know how this sort of thing works?
TIA for any assistance y’all can render.
If it makes any difference, I am married, filing jointly on a 1040A.