Each year, certain taxpayers wonder if they have to file a tax return that year.
In most cases, it depends on factors like your filing status, age, how much you make, and what kind of income you receive.
If you’re single, for example, you usually need to file if you earn a little over $9000. Situations vary if you’re self-employed or if you’re a dependent who can be claimed on someone else’s tax return.
Just because you don’t have to file a tax return doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. If you had any taxes withheld from your paycheck, you should file a tax return so you can get a refund. You could also be eligible for certain credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can mean an even bigger refund.
Learn more by downloading Publication 501 at IRS.gov.