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What is minimum amount of income required to file federal income taxes

Is there a minimum amount of income required to file federally taxes
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What is minimum amount of income required to file federal income taxes

Yes, but it depends on your filing status and your age.

FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR TAXPAYERS: UPDATED FOR TAX YEAR 2018 

Single

under 65 $12,000

65 or older $13,600

Head of Household

under 65 $18,000

65 or older $19,600

Married, Filing Jointly***

under 65 (both spouses) $24,000

65 or older (one spouse) $25,300

65 or older (both spouses) $26,600

Married, Filing Separately

any age $5

Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child

under 65 $24,000

65 or older $25,300


FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPENDENTS:

Single dependents—

Were you either age 65 or older or blind?

No. You must file a return if any of the following apply. 1. Your unearned income was more than $1,050. 2. Your earned income was more than $12,000. 3. Your gross income was more than the larger of— a. $1,050, or b. Your earned income (up to $11,650) plus $350.

Yes. You must file a return if any of the following apply. 1. Your unearned income was more than $2,650 ($4,250 if 65 or older and blind). 2. Your earned income was more than $13,600 ($15,200 if 65 or older and blind). 3. Your gross income was more than the larger of— a. $2,650 ($4,250 if 65 or older and blind), or b. Your earned income (up to $11,650) plus $1,950 ($3,5500 if 65 or older and blind).

Married dependents—

Were you either age 65 or older or blind?

No. You must file a return if any of the following apply. 1. Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. 2. Your unearned income was more than $1,050. 3. Your earned income was more than $12,000. 4. Your gross income was more than the larger of— a. $1,050, or b. Your earned income (up to $11,650) plus $350.

Yes. You must file a return if any of the following apply. 1. Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. 2. Your unearned income was more than $2,350 ($3,650 if 65 or older and blind). 3. Your earned income was more than $13,300 ($14,600 if 65 or older and blind). 4. Your gross income was more than the larger of— a. $2,350 ($3,650 if 65 or older and blind), or b. Your earned income (up to $11650) plus $1,650 ($2,950 if 65 or older and blind)

[edited 01/14/19 I 3:57 pm CT]


CLICK HERE for IRS Pub 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, Filing Information




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