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Is there a special tax calculation that has to be done for my child with investment income of over $1900 ?Asked Thursday, September 21, 2000 by an anonymous user
If certain criteria are met, the parents may elect to claim the child's income on their tax return using Form 8814.
Speak to your local CPA about the tax strategy of filing Form 8615 or Form 8814.
The current tax law imposes the "Kiddie Tax" on a dependent child under 19 by the last day of the tax year whose investment income(interest, dividends and capital gains) exceeds $2,000.
The tax is computed using the parents' income tax bracket on the amount of income over the $2,000 threshold.
For the current year the investment income of children under age 14 will get more of a tax break. The first $1,000 of investment income will be tax free and the next $1,000 will be taxed at the child's tax rate. Amounts in excess of $2,000 will be taxed at the parent's rate.