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Do I Have To File A Tax Return (Children And Other Dependents)

SINGLE and under age 65 then the Earned income must be more than $5,800 or Unearned Income greater than $950 or Gross Income greater than the larger of $950 or Earned income up to $5,500 plus $300. SINGLE and age 65 or older or blind then the Earned income must be more than $7,250 or Unearned Income greater than $2,400 or Gross Income greater than the larger of $2,400 or Earned income up to $5,500 plus $1,750. SINGLE and age 65 or older AND blind then the Earned income must be more than $8,700 or Unearned Income greater than $3,850 or Gross Income greater than the larger of $3,850 or Earned income up to $5,500 plus $3,200. MARRIED and both people are under age 65 then the Earned income must be more than $5,800 or Unearned Income greater than $950 or Gross Income greater than the larger of $950 or Earned income up to $5,500 plus $300. MARRIED and both people are over age 65 then the Earned income must be more than $6,950 or Unearned Income greater than $2,100 or Gross Income greater than the larger of $2,100 or Earned income up to $5,500 plus $1450.

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