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When do you have to file taxes？
Not everyone has to file taxes. Below are situations when you will have to file your taxes.
You must file a federal income tax return is you are a US citizen, US resident or a resident of Puerto Rico and you meet the federal tax filing requirements. Self employed people need to file taxes if their net earnings from self employment were $400 or more.
In general, you need to file taxes if you have gross income of at least the followings.
|If your tax filing status is||AND at the end of 2007 you were..||Then file a tax return if your gross income were at least…|
|65 or older||$10,050|
|Married filing jointly||under 65 (both spouses)||$17,500|
|65 or older (one spouse)||$18,550|
|65 or older (both spouses)||$19,600|
|Married filing separately||any age||$3,400|
|Head of household||under 65||$11,250|
|65 or older||$12,550|
|Qualifying widow(er) with dependent Child||under 65||$14,100|
|65 or older||$15,150|
If you were born on January 1, 1943, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 207.
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