Do I Have to File a Tax Return?

The IRS takes a number of factors into consideration in determining who has to file a tax return, including filing status, age and income.

The following table lists the filing requirements for individuals.

Filing Requirements

You are required to file a tax return if your income exceeds the amount shown for your filing status and age.
Filing StatusAgeIncome
Singleunder 65

65 or older

Head of Householdunder 65

65 or older

Married, filing Jointlyunder 65 (both spouses)

65 or older (one spouse)

65 or older (both spouses)


Married, filing separatelyany age$3,650
Qualifying widow(er) with dependent childunder 65

65 or older



Still not sure if you are required to file a tax return?  Need help filing your taxes?  Contact A+ Tax Services for a consultation.


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