I know it's probably a little early for this but I've been trying to figure out if I needed to file my income taxes. My first job started in the fiscal year of 2008 and I made less than $3k (tutoring gig). I tried calling the IRS to get some answers and after being on hold for like an hour... I gave up. Should I file my taxes if I'm still a dependent and make that little? Oh and another thing, after I checked the box where it says that I will be attending medical school this fall, they said I could state myself as an independent? Would this be better for getting more favorable loans?