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Single

In American taxation, the filing status for a legally unmarried person who does not qualify for any other filing status. In other words, single is the default filing status. This may affects one's tax liability; for example, single filers have lower income limits for most exemptions.

Single

The filing status used by an unmarried taxpayer who does not qualify for any other filing status.
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60) The Revenue Act of 1948 permitted married couples to file jointly and to enjoy a marginal tax bracket twice as large as the bracket applicable to an unmarried taxpayer.
However, the JCT cautions that different rules for unmarried taxpayers create complexity and place unmarried parents at a disadvantage when compared to other types of extended family situations.
The HOH filing status generally provides a lower tax assessment for unmarried taxpayers who cared for a dependent for over half the year and paid more than half the cost of maintaining their home.
Unmarried taxpayers with a qualifying child may be able to use the tax-saving head-of-household filing status; some widowed taxpayers with dependent children can use the same favorable tax rate schedule as joint return filers.