Filing Threshold for Most People

Those below the filing threshold for their status are not required to file a tax return, and also are liable to the Shared Responsibility Payment.

Filing Threshold for Most People
If your filing status is: And your age: Then you must file a return
if your gross income is:
Single Under 65
65 or older
$10,300
$11,850
Head of Household Under 65
65 or older
$13,250
$14,800
Married Filing Jointly Under 65 (both spouses)
65 or older (one spouse)
65 or older (both spouses)
$20,600
$21,850
$23,100
Married Filing Seperately Any Age $4000
Qualifying Widow(er) with Dependent Children Under 65
65 or older
$16,600
$17,850

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