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General Filing Questions

Do I Need to File a Tax Return?
Determine if you are required to file a federal tax return or should file to get a refund.

What Is the Due Date of My Federal Tax Return and Am I Eligible to Request an Extension?
Determine the due date of your federal tax return or whether you are eligible to file for an extension.

Who Can I Claim as a Dependent?
Determine who you may claim as a dependent.

How Much Can I Deduct for Each Exemption I Claim?
Determine the dollar amount for each exemption you are eligible to claim.

What Is My Filing Status?
Determine your filing status: Single, Head of Household, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, or Qualifying Widow(er) with Dependent Child.

What Is the Simplest Form to Use to File My Taxes?
Determine the simplest Form 1040 series tax return you can file.

How Do I File a Deceased Person's Tax Return?
Determine who must file a decedent's individual tax return and when.

Can I Claim My Personal and/or Spousal Exemption?
Determine if you are eligible to claim your and/or your spouse's personal exemption.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Dec-2015