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My income is $16, something minus my Medicare payments. Do I still have to file as I don't have anything to pay?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi. Do you have an answer for me
Tax Professional: Tax.appeal.168, Tax Accountant replied 8 months ago

In brief, the answer is no, you do not have to file. However, if federal taxes are being withheld, you may want to file so that you can get a refund of the tax amount being withheld.

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Thanks, ***** ***** out. Just wanted to know if I had to file.
Tax Professional: Tax.appeal.168, Tax Accountant replied 8 months ago

Then no, you are not required to file a return. When social security is the only income rec'd, it is not considered taxable income and does not require a tax return be filed.

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