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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 if you should file to receive a refund.

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

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

How Much Can I Deduct for Each Exemption I Claim?
Determine how much can be deducted for each exemption claimed on your return.

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 to use to file your federal income tax return.

How Do I File a Deceased Person's Tax Return?
Determine who must file a decedent’s individual tax return, how the tax return is notated, and the timeframe for filing the return.

Can I Claim My Personal and/or Spousal Exemption?
Determine whether you can claim your own exemption or your spouse’s.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Dec-2015