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
$10,400
$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