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I was reminded of something by that earlier post about not filing. My sister, who always files her federal return, says she has not bothered to file a state return in over 8 years. Her reasoning is that she always gets a refund from the state, that the refund is miniscule and thus not worth the effort, and that the state does not care if she files a return or not as long as she does not owe them money. She is a bit stubborn, so I don't usually try to dissuade her, but if anyone here has some proof as to why you must file a state return, I'd love to hear it! And, thanks in advance for the posts!

Mike in NJ
(where my sister is from as well)
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