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I Am Filing As Head Of Household , What Is The Gross Income Amount To Determine If I Must File A Tax Return

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 $12,850 ($12,500 in 2012). If you are 65 or older then your gross income must be at least $14,350 ($13,950 in 2012). Gross income does not include Social Security benefits.

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