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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Filing Requirements/Status/Dependents/Exemptions - Filing Requirements


Rev. date: 1/2009

How much does a student have to make before he or she has to file an income tax return?


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If you are an unmarried dependent, you must file a tax return if your earned and/or unearned income exceeds certain limits.
  1. You had income tax withheld from your pay.
  2. You qualify for the earned income credit.
  3. You qualify for the additional child tax credit.
Refer to Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information for an explanation of the five exemption tests and filing requirement rules.
 
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