Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need to File?

If you are a US citizen or resident alien (green card holder) you are required to file a return if your gross income is at least the amount shown below:

 

Filing Status
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
Single
$9,500
 $9,350
$9,350
$8,950
$8,750
 $8,450
$8,200
Married filing Jointly
$19,000
$18,700
$18,700
 $17,900
$17,500
$16,900
$16,400
Married filing Separately
$3,700
$3,650
$3,650
 $3,500
$3,400
$3,300
$3,200