Do I Need to File a Tax Return?

 

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This interview will help you determine if you're required to file a federal tax return or if you should file to receive a refund.

Note: In 2020, the IRS issued two Economic Impact Payments as part of the economic stimulus efforts. The first payments were up to $1,200 person and $500 per qualifying child. The second payments were up to $600 per eligible person and $600 per qualifying child. For 2021, eligible taxpayers who did not receive the full amount, can claim it as the Recovery Rebate Credit when filing a 2020 tax return.

Information You'll Need

  • Filing status.
  • Federal income tax withheld.
  • Basic information to help you determine your gross income.

The tool is designed for taxpayers who were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information about nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International Taxpayers.


Disclaimer

Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Estimated Completion Time: 12 minutes

Please Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

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