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Ask A CPA - Deceased Taxpayers

I Am Filing As A Qualifying Widow With A Dependent Child, What Is The Gross Income Amount To Determine If I Must File A Tax Return?

For the current year, If your filing status is qualifying widow with a dependent child and you are under 65 then your gross income must be at least $16,100. If you are 65 or older than your gross income must be at least $17,320. Gross income does not include social security benefits.

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