Do I need to file a tax return if I don't owe taxes?

Modified on Tue, 11 Apr 2023 at 04:15 PM

 

 

The tax filing requirement for filing a tax return depends on several factors, including your filing status, age, and income level. In general, if you are a U.S. citizen or resident and have a gross income that meets or exceeds the filing threshold for your filing status, you are required to file a federal tax return. For the 2023 tax year, the filing thresholds are as follows:

  • Single filers under age 65: $12,400
  • Single filers age 65 or older: $14,050
  • Married filing jointly under age 65 (both spouses): $24,800
  • Married filing jointly with one spouse age 65 or older: $26,100
  • Married filing jointly with both spouses age 65 or older: $27,400
  • Head of household under age 65: $18,650
  • Head of household age 65 or older: $20,300
  • Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child under age 65: $24,800
  • Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child age 65 or older: $26,100

Note that these are general guidelines, and there may be additional factors that affect your tax filing requirement. It is always best to consult with a tax professional or refer to the IRS website for more information.

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