A tax return is a form or forms filed with a tax authority that reports income, expenses, and other pertinent tax information. Tax returns allow taxpayers to calculate their tax liability, schedule tax payments, or request refunds for the overpayment of taxes. In most countries, tax returns must be files annually for an individual or business with reportable income, including wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, or other profits.
Every person who earns a certain minimum amount of income must file a tax return every year. All individual taxpayers file their returns on a version of IRS Form 1040 or 1040-SR. Married people may choose to file as individuals or as a couple.
Do I Need to File a Tax Return?
You may not have to file a federal income tax return if your income is below a certain amount. But you must file a tax return to claim a refundable tax credit or a refund for withheld income tax.
Filing Tax Returns in the U.S. if You Are Not a Citizen
If you are not a U.S. citizen but are living and earning money in the U.S., you may be required to file a tax return.
Find Out If You Have to File a U.S. Tax Return
If you are living in the U.S. and earning money but are not a citizen, you may need to file a U.S. tax return depending on your:
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