Pretty much everyone in the United States will be required to file a federal income tax at some point or another. If you’re lucky, you’ll receive a refund. If you’re not, you’ll be required to pay in.
Of course, neither scenario is quite as scary as being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, a lot of Americans stay awake all night worrying about being audited. There are a lot of misconceptions and many people blow the situation out of proportion.