Who Needs To File A Tax Return


In this lesson, you’ll learn who needs to file a tax return. There will be a short quiz at the end of this lesson to make sure you understand the material before moving onto the next lesson.

Filing a tax return can feel daunting, and you may wonder if you need to file a return. Even people with very low incomes can sometimes get a tax refund by filing a tax return, even if it’s not required. If, however, you’re earning more than the standard deduction, then you must file a return. You can get in trouble with the IRS for failing to file a return if their records show that you owed taxes. If you’re unsure of whether you need to file a return, the IRS’s Interactive Tax Assistant can help you to decide.