Income Requirements for Tax Filing
If a taxpayer's income is very low, then he or she may not need to file a tax return. Below is a
chart of income requirements for tax filing. Depending on your tax filing status and age, a taxpayer may or may not
need to file a tax return.
How to use the income tax filing requirement chart below.
Look on the left hand column for your tax filing status
Loon on the middle column for your age group, then
Look on the corresponding right hand column
If your gross income was at least the amount shown in the right hand column, then you will need
to file a tax return to the IRS. However, if you make less than the amount on the right hand column corresponding
to your age group and filing status, then you will not be required to file a tax return by the IRS. However, if you
have tax credits due, you may want to file at tax return to get your refund anyway. The income tax filing
requirement chart below can be found in IRS publication 17.