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If you did not work must you still file and if you did not

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if you did not work must you still file and if you did not file could you go to jail.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.


If you did not have income that required you to file a tax return then you are not going to be penalized for not filing.

Whether or not you are required to file a federal income tax return depends on several things:

Even if you're not required to file a tax return, there are reasons you may want to file a tax return.

If you are not required to file because you did not work or have income that is taxable above the minimum you do not have to file.

Expert:  Robin D. replied 1 year ago.

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