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Who Must File a Return1

The following table shows the IRS requirements for filing tax returns in 2012, according to age, marital status, and gross income.

If your filing status is: Age at end of 2012 Gross income at least
Single Under 65
65 or older
$9,750
11,200
Married filing jointly Under 65 (both spouses)
65 or older (one spouse)
65 or older (both spouses)
19,500
20,650
21,800
Married filing separately Any age 3,800
Head of household Under 65
65 or older
12,500
13,950
Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child Under 65
65 or older
15,700
16,850
1. In 2012.
Source: Internal Revenue Service. Web: www.irs.gov.

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Tax Brackets—2012 Taxable Income Federal Individual Income Tax Adjusted Gross Income

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