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Head Of Household - Must I File?

For the current year, If your filing status is head of household and you are under 65 then your gross income must be at least $12,500 ($12,200 in 2011). If you are 65 or older then your gross income must be at least $13,950 ($13,650 in 2011). Gross income does not include Social Security benefits.

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