Who Has to File?

Unsure whether you have to file taxes this year? Here’s a quick guide to understanding your filing obligation:

Filing StatusAgeMinimum Gross Income
SingleYounger than 65$12,550
65 or older$14,250
Married filing jointlyYounger than 65 (both spouses)$25,100
Younger than 65 (one spouse)$26,450
65 or older$27,800
Married filing separatelyAny$5
Head of householdYounger than 65$18,800
65 or older$20,500
Qualifying widow(er)Younger than 65$25,100
65 or older$26,450

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