Question

I have a question regarding my first tax return and if I’m required to file. In 2017 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?

Answer

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.

Related Topics

Related Resources

Can You Claim A Gas Deduction From The IRS?

Will the IRS give you a tax reimbursement on gas? Learn more from the tax experts at H&R Block.

IRS E-File Rejection Grace Period

Learn more about the IRS e-file rejection grace period that applies to returns filed on time but end up being rejected.

Mortgage Interest Credit – Form 8396

Learn more about IRS Form 8396 and claiming the mortgage interest credit from the tax experts at H&R Block.

Tax-Free Investments for Children

What tax-free investments are available for your children? Review investments that can provide tax-free growth with H&R Block.