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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.
References in classic literature ?
You were openly spoken of as the favored man who was singled out from the rest by Lady Jane.
If he wore at his buttonhole the rosette of an officer of the Legion of Honor, it was because the unanimous voice of his regiment had singled him out as the man who best deserved to receive it after the battle of Borodino.
He had singled her out as the most dangerous of the Schlegels, and, angry as he was, looked forward to telling his wife how right he had been.
that Arthur should have singled out Martin of all fellows for a friend.
We, the guardians of human progress, are being singled out and struck down.
Thus, if I recognize a thing, the occasion of its previous existence in virtue of which I recognize it forms part of "my experience" by DEFINITION: recognition will be one of the marks by which my experience is singled out from the rest of the world.