Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/1099 help


My parents already filed their taxes,listed me as not working and a dependent,  got their return and now I receive a 1099 in March saying I made $8090 which is correct but I have no idea what I should do and I've never filed taxes before because this is my first job, please help me.


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If you are under age 18 or if you are under age 24 and a full time student, they don't have to do anything. If you are not a student over age 18 or if you are over age 24, they will need to file an amended return not claiming you as a dependent.

You will need to file a return reporting your 1099 income (I presume this is a 1099-MISC with box 7 amounts) on Schedule C.  Although you will probably not owe any income tax unless your parents claim your exemption, you will have to complete Schedule SE to determine and pay your self-employment tax liability.

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at


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