Do I Have to File a Tax Return?

Most taxpayers wonder how much they have to make before they have to file a tax return. This tax tool will provide you the answer to the question if you need to, or should you file an IRS and or state tax return based on your income for the 2022 tax year. There could be factors that would benefit you to file a 2022 IRS and/or State Tax Returns even if you do not have to. Going by the past, one reason to file a tax return was to be able to claim unpaid stimulus payment(s) via the Recovery Rebate Credit. Generally, filing a tax return might be beneficial for you in the future.

The 2022 tax return due date is April 18, 2023 and the last day to e-File a 2022 return is Oct. 16, 2023. Find out the implications if you owe taxes but did not file on time: potential tax penalties.

Tax return 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 for the question do you need to file a return. 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 2022 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 2022 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.

Estimate your tax return using our free 2022 Tax Refund Calculator. Find out what your Tax Refund might be, or if you owe Taxes.

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