Your federal taxes are based on your filing status, income, and age. So there are times in your life when you may not be required to file a federal tax return. But there is almost always a good reason to file, even if you don’t have a legal requirement.
For instance, if you had federal tax withheld and you are now due a refund, you must file to get that money back. There are also tax credits that you can only receive if you file. These include the Earned Income Tax Credit, Additional Child Tax Credit, and American Opportunity Credit for students. If you are eligible for any of these credits but do not file a tax return, you are potentially forfeiting money to the IRS.
Understanding what you are eligible for can be confusing. If you need tax help filing your return this season, contact us at Levy and Associates. We have many years of experience working with the IRS, and with our team of CPAs, former IRS revenue agents, and support staff, we are prepared to help you get every deduction and credit to which you are entitled. For help with tax preparation or resolution of IRS issues involving back taxes, contact Levy and Associates.