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Do you have to file if you don't owe any taxes and can prove it??

Accountant's Assistant: Which tax year is this for?

2015. 2016, 2917

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That would be great, thanks in advance

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If you meet the minimum income requirement to file, regardless to if you owe or not, you are required to file a tax return. If a person does not file a tax return, the IRS the IRS typically will file the return for the taxpayer,, which is referred to a Substitution for Return (SFR). However, if I am not mistaken, the IRS has suspended the SFR program, at least for now anyway. In general, whaen an SFR is filed, the taxpaer does not get anything but the standard deduction. This may result in the taxpayer seemingly owing a large amount of money, when they really don't.

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