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JulieTE
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Filing 'Taxes' without employment

Hi, I have been in a tough situation where I haven't been able to work for the past year (Family helping me out / I'm not a minor). Last year when the Covid relief fund was sent out I should of gotten it but didn't because I incorrectly sent out the non-filer information which created a big problem, but have now sorted that out. Now this year I found out that you can get both if you send it in through your taxes.

 

So, I have been running into a lot of issues with the turbotax online free file, because I have not been employed this year or all of 2020. The issue is that I don't know what to put down when it asks me for W-2 information. I have a feeling it's going to get rejected or not even processed if I send it out without having something written in it.

 

My family is lost (and me) in what is the correct thing to put down as far as filing but not being employed or having an income. Only thing I found was someone saying to put $1 in the 'Interest Income Form 1099-INT'. Is that the proper way to go about this for filing? Are one of the many free tax prep websites more for what I'm trying to do? Not sure what else to do to fix this.

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CatinaT1
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Filing 'Taxes' without employment

File a tax return with the new Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet. This will allow you to reconcile your stimulus payments and receive any additional payment (refund).IRS Recovery Rebate Credit

  • In TurboTax Online once your return is open, select Wages & Income (to enter the tax return).
  • Select Federal Review at the top of the page > Continue to answer the questions for Let's make sure you got the right stimulus amount
  • TurboTax will then include any stimulus amount due on your 1040 form.

 

There is nothing else to put on your return except your personal information if you have no income and no one else is listing you as a dependent on another return.  Be sure to have a bank card for deposit or a good address for you to receive a check before filing your tax return.

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CatinaT1
Expert Alumni

Filing 'Taxes' without employment

File a tax return with the new Recovery Rebate Credit Worksheet. This will allow you to reconcile your stimulus payments and receive any additional payment (refund).IRS Recovery Rebate Credit

  • In TurboTax Online once your return is open, select Wages & Income (to enter the tax return).
  • Select Federal Review at the top of the page > Continue to answer the questions for Let's make sure you got the right stimulus amount
  • TurboTax will then include any stimulus amount due on your 1040 form.

 

There is nothing else to put on your return except your personal information if you have no income and no one else is listing you as a dependent on another return.  Be sure to have a bank card for deposit or a good address for you to receive a check before filing your tax return.

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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