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General Filing Questions

Am I Eligible to Apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number?
Determine if you should file an application to receive an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

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

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.

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

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.

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're eligible to request an extension.

What Is the Simplest Form to Use to File My Taxes?
Determine the simplest form to use to file your federal income tax return.

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

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

Can I or My Spouse Claim Part of a Refund Being Applied Toward a Debt Owed by the Other Spouse?
Decide if you should file a claim for part of a refund that was jointly applied toward a spouse’s past due debt for which you weren't responsible (federal/state tax, child/spousal support, student loan, etc.).

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Jan-2017