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Do I Need to File a Federal and/or State Return?

Wondering if you have to file a federal tax return this year? Or if you have to file a state return? 

 

When it comes to figuring out if you should file a federal return or not, you have to base that on your age, gross income, filing status and if you made at least $400 in net earnings of self-employment income. You can find a chart here Do I need to file a federal return this year? that will help you to figure out if you should file a federal return or not. 

 

You could also take this short 12 minute quiz on the IRS's website to help you determine if you should file or not. Go here for the quiz Do I Need to File?

 

And as for a state return, several states will require you to file one if you file a federal return or if the tax law for that state requires you to file. You can check here Do I need to file a state return? and select your state to check filing requirements for your state.