Do I Have to File A Tax Return?

have to file tax returnDo you ever wonder if you really have to file a tax return

When I was younger, I always assumed that since I barely made anything, that it didn’t make sense for me to file.

Filing taxes and whether or not you need to actually do so can be confusing. But if you follow a few simple guidelines, you can more easily understand where you are at in this. Not all people do need to file.

If you have a moderate to low income, for example, you may not have to.  For those that get overwhelmed when filing taxes, this can be a plus.
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How to Get Your Tax Refund as Quickly as Possible

One of the big concerns that many Americans have around this time of year is getting a tax refund as quickly as possible.

If the government owes you a tax rebate, you want that money fast. The good news is that you can get your tax refund quicker — if you follow the right steps.

E-File Your Tax Return for Faster Processing

One way to enjoy faster processing for your tax return is to e-File. The IRS will allow you to file your tax return electronically. Your return will be in the system quickly, and in digital format.

This is much faster than the results of mailing in a paper return with the need for a human to get the mail, and then manually enter the information on your return.

You might even be able to take advantage of the Free File program. If your Adjusted Gross Income is $57,000 or less for 2011, you are eligible for the program. This means that you can use some of those listed by the IRS to use Free File and get your tax return in the system quickly at no charge.
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