How Much Do You Have to Make?

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In order to find out if you must of should file an IRS income tax return there is no need to read a lot of tax Mumbo Jumbo in order to find out how much you have to make before you have to or even should file a tax return. You might think, why do I want to file a return when I do not have to. The COVID epidemic during 2020 and 2021 has shown that a tax return on file can be beneficial to obtain much needed financial support from the government during tough time. Furthermore, in order to obtain certain tax credits a tax return is a must. This Taxpert Calculator below will answer if you should or must file an IRS income tax return.

Tax Return Filing Requirements

Filing requirements are based on your income, age, dependency status, and any tax credits you may need to claim. The tool below is easy to use and will give you a fast answer on if you need to file.

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Do I have to file a Tax Return?
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Do you, including spouse, have W-2 income? Do you have W-2 income? Form W-2
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Do you, including spouse, have self employment, independent contractor, or 1099 income? Do you have self employment, independent contractor, or 1099 income?Form 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC, etc.
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Do you have Social Security income? Form SSA-1099
Is Social Security your ONLY source of income?
You might have to file a return, so let's keep going:

Will you be 65 or older as of 12/31 of the tax year?

Will you or your spouse be 65 or older as of 12/31 of the tax year?

Will you be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return? (e.g. your parents will claim you.)
Do you have unearned income?
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Are you blind? Hmmm...

Are you or your spouse Blind? Hmmm...

Based on your information, you are generally not required to file a return. However, there may be reasons you should file anyway:
  • You should file a return if you are getting a refund.
  • You should file a return if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • You should file a return to report your health insurance if you qualify for the Premium Tax Credit.
  • You should file a return if you or your child needs financial aid for college.
  • You should file if you have to claim a dependent for purposes of the Child Tax Credit.
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Based on the information provided, you should file a tax return.
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If you have determined that you need to file or that it would be beneficial for you to file 2022 Taxes, start a free return on Taxpert. The electronic filing platform handles all the complicated federal and state tax forms and makes all calculations for you based on your entries.