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bnzaiforward
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Does a zero dollar federal tax return have to be filed?

 
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AnthonyC
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Does a zero dollar federal tax return have to be filed?

It depends on what you are referring to by zero dollar return.

If you simply have no income to report, then - no - a federal tax return would not be required to be filed.

If you have income, but you are just not receiving a refund, nor do you owe taxes (so a "zero" refund), then it is still possible that you may be required to file a tax return depending on your income.

Read these two articles below - the first one is for general taxpayers and the second is for dependents.  



Note:  While you may not be required to file a federal return, you may still need to file a state return as their requirements can differ from federal.  You can view this article for more information about state filing requirements.

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