Does everyone have to file a federal tax return?

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November 2016
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No. As one example, if your gross income falls below a certain level, you do not need to file. There are a number of other situations that can also result in you not needing to file. The easiest way to determine whether you are required to file a tax return is to use the IRS interactive tool found here: https://www.irs.gov/uac/do-i-need-to-file-a-tax-return. In about 12 minutes (probably less) you'll have your answer.

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