Are you required to file a 2019 tax return? Not everyone is. But even if you’re not required to file, it can be a good idea to do so anyway. For example, some people need to file to get a refund they’re due. In general, the requirement to file depends on factors such as: income, filing status, and age, but dependency status and self-employment may also play a role. Other questions to ask include: did you make tax payments (through withholding or estimated payments)? If so, did you overpay? Do you qualify for: the earned income tax credit, child tax credit, credit for other dependents or higher education credits? We can help you determine if you (or a loved one) should file a return.