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 Status Age Gross Income
Single Under 65
65 or older
$10,400
$11,950
Married Filing Jointly Under 65 (both spouses)
65 or older (one spouse)
65 or older (both spouses)
$20,800
$22,050
$23,300
Married Filing Seperately Any Age $4050
Head of Household Under 65
65 or older
$13,400
$14,950
Qualifying Widow(er) with Dependent Children Under 65
65 or older
$16,750
$18,000

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