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  • Not everyone has to file taxes. Below are situations when you will have to file your taxes.

  • Consider the table of gross income thresholds below, if you make less than the gross income levels in the last column then you are not required to file income tax return.

  • You can start filing your income taxes as early as January 11 the following tax year. So, if you are filing for the tax year 2007, you can start filing your 2007 taxes as early as January 11, 2008.

  • There are many reasons why a taxpayer may want to file taxes as married filing separately. First of all, you have to be married to file your tax return using the married filing separately tax filing status.

  • Estimated tax payments are due quarterly. Below are the dates that you must make estimated tax payments by for most taxpayers whose tax year begins on January 1.

  • The IRS started during the Civil War. However the name used was not the IRS at the time. In July 1862, President Lincoln and Congress created the office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the Revenue Act of 1862.

  • If you are looking to paper file your taxes then there is no charge. You can send in your prepared tax return (Form 1040 with additional schedules and forms) to the IRS free of charge.

  • The following groups of people are most at risk to get audited by the IRS. These groups of taxpayers are subject to IRS audits much more frequently than other taxpayers.

  • Every year, certain low income taxpayers can e-file for free. Note that the free e-file offer is only valid for federal tax returns. Even with low income, you may have to pay a small amount to e-file your state tax returns.

  • Many taxpayers ask who can prepare tax returns? The answer is that anyone can prepare tax returns.