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trying to see if i can file taxes for a return if my only source of income all year has been babysitting part-time for my neighbor.

iam a single mother of 4 kids all school aged&havent worked all year except babysitting around 20 hours weekly for approx,6-7 months out of year for my neighbor.want to receive income tax return by maybe filing self-employed?dont no a thing bout taxes and could use some advice,please i really culd use some help and advice

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Asked by lonleymami at 11:12 AM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • If you haven't paid any taxes you have nothing to get back. If you have made over a certain amount you will owe taxes. A tax return is given because you have overpaid your taxes, and they are returning the amount you overpaid. Your employer takes taxes out of your check every pay period, and it often adds up to more money than you owe at the end of the year, then you get that money back.

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:31 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Call H & R block or some sort of tax preparation place and just ask them they'll be able to let you know!!!!

    Answer by angie3897 at 11:31 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Not necessarily true and their are credits for each child you claim, so even if you haven't paid a penny in you can still receive the credits! BUT, if you earned over, I believe it's $300, you are REQUIRED to file.

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 11:54 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Since you haven't paid anything in all year there will be penalties possibly and that could eat up the welfare (EIC) you might get from filing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • but i have 4 kids to claim also so shuldnt there b sum kind of credit?

    Comment by lonleymami (original poster) at 12:26 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • You are legally obligated to file a tax return.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Yes, you would be filing as self employed. If you made less than a $10,000-$15,000, you won't have to pay much if anything.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 1:58 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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