How to Allocate Parents’ Income Earned from Working

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If your parents are married and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, your parents’ total income earned from working is transferred from the IRS. You are required to enter each parent’s portion of the transferred amount.

If your parents filed a 1040 tax return, enter each parent’s portion of IRS Form 1040 – Lines: 7 + 12 + 18*.

*Lines 12 and 18 are for tax filers who are self-employed.

If your parents filed a 1040A or 1040EZ tax return, enter each parent’s portion of IRS Form 1040A – Line: 7 or IRS Form 1040EZ – Line: 1.

Note: You may estimate each parent’s income earned from working as long as the total equals the amount that transferred from the IRS.

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