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When you prepare a tax return, you will need to select a Filing Status. This tool will get you your answer on which filing status is for you. In some cases there is more than 1 filing status available to you (for example, Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately), then it is easy to determine which one is most beneficial to you be estimating your tax return with either option. Just explore both options using the free "TaxStimator" Tax Calculator. If you are a single person with one or more dependents you should see if you qualify as Head of Household.

There are several factors that go into selecting your tax filing status. The calculator tool below, the STATucator, will guide you through the process of determining which filing status is right for you. Just answer the "Yes" and "No" questions until the STATucator provides you with a filing status. Our STATucator is a multi-year tool so you can use it for previous years’ tax returns as well!

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Were you a U.S. citizen and/or resident alien for all of the tax year?
What was your marital status on the last day of the tax year?
Did you provide more than half of your own support for the tax year?
Did you pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the tax year?
Do you have an IRS Qualifying Child or Relative who lived with you during the tax year? Use our DEPENDucator or RELucator tool(s) if you are unsure of how to answer.
Did your spouse die during the tax year?
Did your spouse die during the previous two tax years   
Did your spouse die in the previous tax year OR the tax year before that?
Did you provide more than half of your own support for the tax year?
Did you pay for more than half the cost of keeping up a home for the tax year?
Do you have an IRS Qualifying child or relative who lived with you during the tax year? If you are not sure, use our DEPENDucator tool to help you.

This tool cannot determine your filing status because you were not a U.S. citizen and/or a resident alien for all of the tax year.

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You can file using the Single filing status however since you have an IRS Qualifying Child or Relative you should try our HOHucator tool to see if you qualify for the Head of Household filing status which may give you more tax benefits.
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Your filing status can be Married Filing Jointly OR Married Filing Separately. Learn the difference between these two statuses to help you decide which one is best for you.
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Your filing status is Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child
Your filing status is Single.
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