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Are full-time students with a part-time income required to file taxes?

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Status as a full-time student is not an exemption from paying federal taxes, states the IRS. Federal income tax liability is determined by the amount of earned and unearned income, status as a dependent on another person’s tax return, filing status and age.

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Are full-time students with a part-time income required to file taxes?
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If the child is a full-time student under 24, and the child's income is less than $9,500 and only from interest and dividends, it can be attached to the parent's return using Form 8814, advises About.com. For answers to questions, the Internal Revenue Service has an independent Tax Payer Advocate office in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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