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Who Must File A Return - (Not Children)

Your filing status and gross income determine if you have to file a 2016 tax return. In the year 2016 if your filing status is single and under age 65 then the gross income must be more than $10,350 If 65 or older than the gross income must be more than $11,900 . If your filing status is Married and living with your spouse as of the last day of the year and both people are under age 65 then the gross income must be more than $20,700 If one over 65 and one 65 or older then the gross income amount must be more than $21,950 . If both people are 65 or older then the gross income must be more than $23,200 If your filing status is Head of Household and under age 65 then the gross income must be more than $13,350 If 65 or older than the gross income must be more than $14,900 . If your filing status is Widow(er)and under age 65 then the gross income must be more than $16,650.if 65 or older than the gross income must be more than $17,900. If your filing status is Married filing a separate return the the gross income must be more than $4,050 regardless of the age.

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