Filing Requirements & Standard Deductions (2017)

2017 Income Tax Season

Standard Deductions 2017

If your filing status is: Base Amount

Over 65? Blind? 

Add these to the numbers to the right

Single $    6350 $ 1550
Married (filing jointly) $  12700 $ 1250
Married (but filing separately) $    6350 $ 1250
Head of Household (HOH) $    9350 $ 1550
Qualifying Widow(er) with Qualifying Child $  12700 $  1250
A Dependent of Another Person Earned Income+ $350 OR $ 1050 $  1250 ($1550 if single or HOH)

Filing Requirements for 2017

(NOTE:  There are OTHER special situations, including Dependents)

If your filing status is: Age as of 31 December 2017 You MUST file if your 2017 income was this or more
Single 64 or less $ 10400
—- 65 or older $ 11950
Married (filing jointly) BOTH of you are under 65 $ 20800
—- One of you is over 65 $ 22050
—- BOTH of your are over 65 $ 23300
Married filing separately any age $ 4050
Head of Household 64 or less $ 13400
65 or older $ 14950
Qualifying Widow(er) with Qualifying Child 64 or less $ 16750
65 or older $ 18000