Question

I have a question regarding my first tax return and if I’m required to file. In 2018 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.

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