The very basic question haunts almost every first time earners of income – do I need to file tax return ? Yea, it is true that under the US tax law , filing of tax return is as important as paying taxes . But , the Internal Revenue Code does not make necessary to file tax return for every types of taxpayer . While one of the basic criteria for filing tax return is earning of income , it is not so for all kinds of tax payers . Whether there is legal requirements for filing tax return, depends on the whether you are –
- An individual
- A dependent person on some one
- You are below 19 years college going or full time students
- Self employed persons
- Person who is an alien or non-citizen of USA .