Filing Status

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Filing Status

A group into which one classifies oneself when filing a tax return. In the United States, there are five filing statuses: single individual, married filing separately, married filing jointly, head of household, and qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. One's filing status is important to determining one's tax bracket and the credits and deductions to which one is entitled.
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Garden City Man Barred From Claiming False Dependent Exemptions And False Filing Statuses for Customers
tax preparer, Jose Lares, from preparing returns with false dependent exemptions and false filing statuses, the Justice Department announced today.
Reformed income tax--This would simplify the individual income tax by repealing the alternative minimum tax (AMT), consolidating and simplifying savings incentives, eliminating phase-ins and phase-outs and retaining only two filing statuses and rate schedules.
Total federal income tax reductions over the life of the mortgage in the example also are provided for all filing statuses.
The amount of the credit is up to $600 for all filing statuses except for married filing jointly which is $1,200.
Garden City Man Allegedly Claims False Dependent Exemptions and False Filing Statuses for Customers
According to the government's complaint, Lares claims false dependent exemptions and false filing statuses on customers' returns.
The qualifications include all filing statuses with income up to $265,000.
Married Filing Jointly is one of the filing statuses available when you are married.