When will you receive your refund? The answer depends on how you filed your return. The IRS should issue your refund check within six to eight weeks of filing a paper return.
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You must file a federal income tax return if your income is above a certain level; which varies depending on your filing status, age and the type of income you receive.
Your filing status is Single and you're either of the following:
Your filing status is Married Filing Jointly and you are any of the following:
Your filing status is Married Filing Separately and you are any age with gross income of $4,050 or more.
Your filing status is Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent children and you are either of the following:
If someone else can claim you as a dependent, you must file a return if you have any of the following:
There are some instances when you may want to file a tax return even though you are not required to do so. Here are some reasons why you may want to: