Submitted By: James
Answered: January 21, 2014 8:30 am

If I earn only a small amount in 2013 (say $8,000), will I get a refund of all of my withheld income taxes?

It depends. Whether you owe income taxes depends not only on your wages, but on all of your income. If your gross income is below the filing threshold for your filing status, you’ll obtain a full refund as long as you file a tax return. What’s more, you may be eligible to a refundable earned income tax credit (EITC). Again, you must file a return to claim the EITC.

Tags: EITC, Refund
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Qualifying widow or widower

A filing status entitling the taxpayer with dependents to use joint tax rates for up to two tax years after the death of a spouse.

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