I made $0 in 2021. Should I still file?

Likely, yes! Especially if you are a parent. You don’t have to “owe taxes” to file, and you don’t even have to have made any money to file taxes. Most years if you made $0 it isn’t worth it to file, but this year there are policies in place to get families back thousands even if they made $0. For example, with $0 in income this year you can still get any stimulus check money you are owed for you or your children, get the Child Tax Credit for your children, or even use your 2019 income to get the Earned Income Tax Credit on your 2021 taxes. So, it’s definitely worth it to file!