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Getting a tax refund? Tips and help for filing college students’ federal tax returns

Part of a HMRC Self Assessment tax return. (Credit: Images_of_Money)

Part of a HMRC Self Assessment tax return. (Credit: Images_of_Money)

By the end of January you should have received the paperwork you need for filing your state and federal tax return. Like most starving students you’re probably expecting a tax refund. Do you know all requirements for filing? Tax laws change every year and it can be pretty hard to keep up. Let’s take a look at some of the tax regulations that may apply to college students.

Income forms to look for

If you worked during 2013 you should be receiving a W-2 form that summarizes your wages and tax withheld. Read more