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I am disabled and on social security I was told I do not

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I am disabled and on social security I was told I do not have to file a 1040 because I do not make yhat much is this true
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Customer: I have copd and bring in 20,076 dollars a year and unable to work
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Accountant should know?
Customer: House payment 875. untillities 350. insurance for wife 150. then there is food and gas and car insurance and tags
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Tax Professional: Matthew Breecher, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) replied 6 months ago
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I would disagree with the advice you have received. All taxpayers within income (including Social Security) must file a tax return. Unfortunately, you cannot file a 1040EZ, but you can file form 1040A; the 1040A allows those receiving Social Security to claim the higher deduction for taxpayers over age 65 without the complexity of a traditional 1040.

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