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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.
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The filing status used by an unmarried taxpayer who does not qualify for any other filing status.
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