Hey everyone...I've got a few questions. I received the Pell Grant for this school year, and just got the 1098 from it last week. I've been unemployed this whole fiscal year, aside from some work that I've done in my moms shop for cash, which has totaled up to a little less than $1200 in income. I'm 26, and not a dependent. Should I even bother filing? Are there any tax credits that I can claim? I haven't had any out of pocket expenses for my schooling, since all of my supplies have been bought with the remainder of my Pell Grant. The only expenses that have been incurred have been for gas to go back and forth to school.
I've found that the grant money doesn't count as income, so with less than $1200 cash income, should I even bother filing?