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I am a senior citizen. Last year I only made $4,332.70 and

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I am a senior citizen. Last year I only made $4,332.70 and no federal income tax was withheld. $268.63 social security tax was withheld. Do I file a tax return?
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Customer: I was out of work a lot due to injuries received on the job.
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: I received $659.00 a month social security last year.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 7 days ago.

Based on your information - NONE of your social security benefits are taxable.
SO - your ONLY taxable income is from your job $4,332.70

That is below filing requirements - which is $10350 for singles - so you are not required to file.

You do not have any federal income tax withheld - so you may not expect any refund - and there is no reason for you to file.
The only possible reason could be if you are below 65 - and woudl be eligible for Earned Income credit.

Otherwise - you are not required to file and if you choose to file - there will not be any financial benefits
Questions?

Expert:  Lev replied 7 days ago.

If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.
I am here to help you with all Social Security / Tax related issues.