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Income under $5000 do you still pay taxes?

Asked by: minchk 414 views YA Discussion

My mother in law just got her W2 and it says they didnt take a penny out on her for taxes. She brought home less than $ 5000, like $ 4400 something. Are they supposed to keep taking taxes out on her? What happened?

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  1. E on Feb 17, 2013 Reply

    Well probably not, as the standard deduction will probably have it all refunded. She should check with a tax consultant though. Most tax places do the free e-files and will answer for free

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  2. rtfm on Feb 17, 2013 Reply

    No. The cutoff point for a single person who is not a dependent is $ 9750. Your MIL is not legally required to file a return and, since nothing was withheld, there is no reason for her to do so.

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  3. A Hunch on Feb 17, 2013 Reply

    You are suppose to complete your tax return and find out.
    If NO TAXES were withheld, she is going to owe FICA taxes
    If FICA taxes were withheld and she is not a dependent on anyone else’s tax return, she probably does not need to file a tax return.
    But you need to do the tax paperwork, to confirm that.

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