Most people file a tax return because they have to. But even if you don’t, there are times when you should, because you might be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. This year, there are a few new rules for taxpayers who must file. The six tax tips below should help you determine whether one of them affects you.
General Filing Rules. Whether you need to file a tax return this year depends on a few factors. In most cases, the amount of your income, your filing status, and your age determine whether you must file a tax return.