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IRS: What do college students do to file taxes

Many people begin college and start taking control of their own lives. This means filing a tax return with the IRS.

tax return forms to submit to the IRS

College students need to keep a few things in mind when it comes time to file their taxes.

Taxes can be complicated for adults who have been filing for years, so it’s a good idea for students to really take their time in understanding the process.


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College student tips for filing a return with the IRS

The first thing to decide is whether it’s even beneficial for you to fill out a return to begin with.

If you earned over $12,550 while in college you need to file one.

If you live off of your parents with no income while in school, you do not need to file a return.

If your parents are or are not claiming you, that will impact what credits and deductions you can claim.


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Students getting help with IRS tax returns

Be sure to check tax services that may be able to help college students specifically.

Students in Denver, Colorado that attend the Community College of Denver can get help through Tax Help Colorado.

Certified volunteers can help you.

There is also help through the IRS website.

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