Do you need to file a federal income tax return this year? Your age, income level, and filing status will usually point you to the right answer. But special rules apply in certain situations.
Here are the general filing rules for 2015 tax returns.
Different rules govern filing requirements for certain widows and widowers, dependents, those who owe special taxes (such as self-employment tax), children under age 19, and aliens. In some cases, such as if you are eligible for a refund, you’ll want to file regardless of your income level. In addition, if you receive an advance premium tax credit for health insurance premiums, or plan to claim the credit, you’ll need to file a federal income tax return.
Looking into your filing requirements each year is a good idea, especially if you have experienced a major life change. If you need more information or assistance, please call our office at 561.400.9568.