How Much Do You Have to Make?

The 2022 eFile Tax Season for 2021 Returns started in January 2022 and were due on April 18, 2022. It is not too late to Start and e-File your Tax Return now before October 15, 2022. If you owe additional tax, you may face some tax penalties.

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 file a tax return. There are other factors that would benefit you to file a 2021 IRS and/or State Tax Returns in 2022. For example, one reason to file a tax return would be to claim unpaid stimulus payment(s) via the Recovery Rebate Credit. This eFile.com tool will determine if you need to file a tax return based on your entries.

Do I Need to File Taxes 2021?

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. Want to read more about IT? IT = Incomes Taxes: details on whether you must or should file a tax return.

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Do I have to file a 2021 Tax Return?
Select your Filing Status
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 and/or Recovery Rebate Credit.
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If you have determined that you need to file or that it would be beneficial for you to file 2021 Taxes, start a free return on eFile.com. The eFile platform handles all the complicated federal and state tax forms and makes all calculations for you based on your entries.

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