How Much do I have to Make to File Taxes?

For the 2008 tax year you will need to file your taxes if you are Self-employed and your net earnings are greater than $400, your church earnings are greater than $108.28 and you’re exempt from employer Social Security and Medicare, you are single, under 65 and your minimum Gross Income is $8,950 – 65 years + ($10,300), Head of Household, under 65 and minimum Gross Income is $11,500 – 65 years + ($12,850), Married Filing Jointly, under 65 and minimum Gross Income is $17,900 – 65 years + ($18,950 for one spouse, $20,000 for both spouses), Married filing Separately, under 65 and minimum Gross Income is $3,500 – 65 years + also ($3,500), Widow with Dependent Child, under 65 and minimum Gross Income is $14,400 – 65 years + ($15,450). Gross income doesn’t include Social Security Benefits with the exception being if half of your Social Security benefits plus your other Gross income is more than $25,000 ($32,000 is married filing jointly). Also, you must file if: You owe any special taxes or if you received any advance earned income credit payments from your employer. For detailed information and changing laws please see Publication 501 (2008), Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information on the official IRS website –