I have a question regarding my first tax return and if I’m required to file. In 2016 I earned $4,000. I didn’t file, since I would only have received a $15 refund and I didn’t have a filing requirement. Can I file this year without having filed the previous year?
Yes. You may file a first-time return this year even though you didn’t file in the prior year. You weren’t required to file a federal return last year.
Do you have unreimbursed expenses to include on your tax return? Learn how to claim unreimbursed employee expenses with IRS Form 2106.
If you’re itemizing deductions, the IRS generally allows you a medical expenses deduction if you have unreimbursed expenses that are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for tax years 2017 or 2018. You can deduct the cost of care from several types of practitioners at various stages of care.
Due to the recent TCJA changes, we have re-released our trusted Tax Calculator. With a side-by-side comparison, you can now plan for this year's tax filing.
What does it mean to be an enrolled agent? Learn more about the roles and requirements of enrolled agent (EA) tax preparers at H&R Block.