Economic Security

A Step-by-Step Guide to Filing Your Own Taxes

Last Updated Jun 7, 2022

The purpose of this guide is to walk you through the process of filing your taxes from beginning to end for free with the support of and TaxSlayer, the IRS free filing site. 

Self-filing is a good option for young adults who: 

  • are filing a current year tax return (2021), 
  • are comfortable using online tax software, 
  • want to learn how to file on their own, and 
  • have earned less than $73,000 in 2021.