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Filing Your Taxes

Last year, nearly 120 million taxpayers opted for the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their individual tax returns — IRS e-file. Since 1990, taxpayers have e-filed more than 1 billion Form 1040 series tax returns safely and securely. With Free File, everyone can file Form 1040 series tax returns for free!

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Do I Need to File?


  • You must file a federal income tax return if you owe tax.
  • The amount you owe varies depending on your filing status, age, the kind of income you have, and other factors.
  • Answer some easy questions to see if you need to file.



How Do I File?



What If I File Late?



Health Insurance Filing Requirement: If you don't have a tax filing requirement, you don't need to file a 2013 federal tax return to establish future eligibility or to qualify for future financial assistance. But the deadline for signing up for health insurance is March 31, 2014. Learn more at

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 19-May-2014