Filing Taxes

Tax Day was set for April 17 this year. Because many of the employed seniors are 18-years-old, they have the option to file their taxes. 

“The big problem with kids this age is they choose not to file their taxes when they could get more money back,” said Allison Hunt (Social Studies).

Mrs. Hunt had experienced, first handedly, the trouble and confusion that can go along with filling taxes for the first times. She lived by 3 rules when she filed taxes the previous years and planned to do the same for this year. The following rules are her advice for students filing taxes this year:

1. Gather all of your documentation

2.  See if you qualify to prepare and e-file your taxes for free. Here is a helpful website: www.irs.gov/freefile

3. Be sure to file by the April 17th deadline and if you are getting a refund, it makes sense to file as soon as possible.  


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Morgan Loy is a senior in CMA. She is the people's section editor for the yearbook and a staff writer for Manual Redeye. She hopes to use everything she has learned in communications and apply it to her future career.