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Does Everyone Need to File an Income Tax Return?
Not everyone is required to file an income tax return each year. Generally, if your total income for the year doesn't exceed certain thresholds, then you don't need to file a federal tax return. The amount of income that you can earn before you are required to file a tax return also depends on the type of income, your age and your filing status. Read more…

What Is the Difference Between AGI and MAGI on Your Taxes?
Your adjusted gross income, or AGI, is an important line item on your taxes, as it affects your eligibility for certain other tax credits or exemptions. The same is true of your modified adjusted gross income, or MAGI. Read more…

Filing Your Taxes Late
What do you do if you can't meet the IRS filing deadline? Find out how to file an extension on your 2017 tax return with these tips from TurboTax. Read more…

Video: The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Explained
Originally created to make sure the wealthy paid taxes even after using tax breaks and loopholes, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) has never been updated and continues to impact middle class Americans more and more each year as a result of inflation. To compensate for inflation, the AMT now includes an exemption amount. This exemption is indexed for inflation so it changes every year. Read more…

2017 Federal Tax Rate Schedules
These tax rate schedules are provided to help you estimate your 2017 federal income tax. TurboTax will apply these rates as you complete your tax return. Read more…


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