Do I Need to File a Tax Return?


Do I Need to File a Tax Return? Filing your taxes can be confusing, but there
are many reasons you should file. This video will help you understand whether
and why you should file your taxes this year. Reasons to File a Tax Return First, the law requires people with a certain
amount of income to file a tax return. It doesn’t matter if you are not a United
States citizen or do not have a green card. If you have income at a certain amount set
by the IRS, you still need to file a tax return. Second, you may be due a refund from the government. The only way to get a refund is to file a
return. Third, you may be able to get certain tax
credits such as the earned income tax credit. The only way to get a tax credit is to file
a return. Fourth, if you receive an early distribution
from a retirement plan such as a 401(k) or a pension plan, you must file a return. For more reasons why you should file a tax
return, visit: www.IRS.gov. If you want to learn more about filing a tax
return, check out our video on free tax filing services that you may qualify for. If you are low-income, you may also be able
to get help from the Legal Services of New Jersey Low Income Tax Clinic. If you get any notices from the IRS and you
are a low-income taxpayer, contact the Legal Services of New Jersey Low Income Tax Clinic
for help. Call toll-free at 1-888-LSNJ-LAW. You will be asked questions to see if you
qualify for our services, and, if eligible, you will be scheduled to speak with someone
about your problem. Good luck! Remember, federal taxes should usually be
filed on or before April 15. However, if that date falls on a weekend or
holiday, your taxes will be due the following Monday. To know for sure when your taxes are due,
follow the link to the IRS website.

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