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2016 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers

If you are a US citizen or resident alien you MUST file a return if your gross income was at least the amount shown in the last column.

IF your filing status is. . . AND at the end of 2016 you were*. . . THEN file a return if your gross income** was at least. . .
Single
under 65
65 or older
$10,350
$11,900
 Head of household
under 65
65 or older
$13,350
$14,900
Married filing jointly***
under 65 (both spouses)
65 or older (one spouse)
65 or older (both spouses)
$20,700
$21,950
$23,200
Married filing separately  any age (if your spouse itemizes deductions)  $4,050
Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child
under 65
65 or older
$16,650
$17,900

 

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Who needs a to file a US tax return?

  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • IRS Enrolled Agent
  • National Associations of Enrolled Agents