I was homeless this past year in fact I was homeless for the last 3 years and made no income from a job. I did however hustle on the streets earning a few bucks here and there I've had housed people give me money with no expectation of labor involved. I also received $200 a month from general relief which is part of the CalFresh California's food stamp benefits programs. I have heard in the past from other people but cannot verify that the general relief money does not need to be reported on taxes since it's from the government. however I'm not entirely 100% sure on that. I would like some help trying to figure out whether I should even file for taxes I haven't filed for taxes for the last 3 years I attempted to get the first two stimuluses but when they mailed out my tax return that year they mailed it to the DPSS office and the DPSS office sent it back so I never got access to the check so cash it so I haven't gotten any stimuluses or anything like that at all either. based on the information you know so far and feel free to ask any questions so that you can get a thorough understanding of my situation, should I file for taxes this year and if so is there an expected return at all?

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Let's address your concerns step by step. 1. **Income Reporting**: Generally, money earned from work, even if it's not a formal job, is considered income and should be reported on your tax return. However, if your total income for the year is below the standard deduction amount for your filing status, you may not be required to file a tax return. For 2022, the standard deduction for a single filer is $12,950. 2. **General Relief Benefits**: General Relief (GR) benefits, which are county-funded programs that provide assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for federal or State programs, are generally not considered taxable income. Similarly, CalFresh benefits (food stamps) are not taxable. 3. **Stimulus Payments**: If you did not receive the Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks), you may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your tax return if you meet the eligibility requirements. This could result in a tax refund. 4. **Filing a Tax Return**: Even if you are not required to file a tax return due to low income, you may want to file if you are eligible for certain tax credits or need to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit for the stimulus payments you missed. 5. **Address for Receiving Mail**: If you do not have a stable address, consider using a trusted friend's address, a P.O. box, or a service like

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