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rogmckee61
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How do I find out if a person is required to file a return? What is the criteria?

 
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Vanessa
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How do I find out if a person is required to file a return? What is the criteria?

Generally, if your income is below the standard deduction you will not need to file a tax return UNLESS you have income from self-employment of more than $400.

The Standard Deduction is as follows:

  • $12,000 Single or Married Filing Separate
  • $13,600 if single and over 65
  • $18,000 Head of Household
  • $24,000 Married Filing Jointly (add $1,300 per spouse over 65 years old)

If you have income from self-employment over $400, you will need to file even if your income is less than the standard deduction. 

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Vanessa
Level 3

How do I find out if a person is required to file a return? What is the criteria?

Generally, if your income is below the standard deduction you will not need to file a tax return UNLESS you have income from self-employment of more than $400.

The Standard Deduction is as follows:

  • $12,000 Single or Married Filing Separate
  • $13,600 if single and over 65
  • $18,000 Head of Household
  • $24,000 Married Filing Jointly (add $1,300 per spouse over 65 years old)

If you have income from self-employment over $400, you will need to file even if your income is less than the standard deduction. 

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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