Instructions for Form 8615 - Introductory Material

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Net Investment Income Tax.   For tax years beginning after December, 31, 2012, a child whose tax is figured on Form 8615 may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). NIIT is a 3.8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of the child's modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over the threshold amount. UseForm 8960, Net Investment Income Tax, to figure this tax. For more information on NIIT, go to and enter “Net Investment Income Tax” in the search box.

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