Filing Threshold for Most People

If your minimum gross income equals the below amount for your age and filing status, you are required to file a Federal tax return.

Filing Status Age Gross Income
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