I'm a full time student and my parents put me down as a dependent. This year I will have earned $5000 in scholarships from my college and about $1100 from another scholarship. I am also working for the summer and will earn about $1500 (I'm not sure if you're supposed to include your income before taxes like SS and Medicaid or not. Are you?) Would I have to file for taxes? If yes, would it be better if my parents claim my income, or if I file my own taxes?