1) Has an employer or anyone else been taking money from your income out for taxes?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions it is time to start working on your taxes and getting them submitted to the IRS.
If you answered no to all of the questions the next step is to answer another series of questions to determine if your required to file a tax return or not. This series of questions deals with if someone else can claim you as a dependant and income levels. To answer the questions visit: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96623,00.html
If you are considering whether or not you have to file a tax return you probably have very little income for the year. However, if your income is small and you have been paying in taxes you are very likely to get a refund so sometimes not filing just because you do not have to can mean leaving your hard earned money on the table.
You can get a pretty good idea of if you can expect a refund by using online tax calculators and other various tax tools.
Filing your taxes is quick and easy these days especially if they are not very complicated. You can use services to e-file your taxes and have a refund sitting in your bank account 7-10 days later. So no more putting it off…get your taxes filed.