Tax Return Status
What is your tax filing status? When you prepare a tax return, you will need to select a filing status; this tool will get you the answer on which filing status is for you. In some cases, there is more than one filing status available to you (for example, married filing jointly or married filing separately). It is easy to determine which one is most beneficial to you by estimating your tax return with either option. Just explore both options using the free TaxStimator Tax Calculator. If you are a single taxpayer with one or more dependents, you should see if you qualify as head of household.
What Does Your Filing Status Mean?
There are five different filing statuses: married filing jointly, married filing separately, qualifying widow, single, and head of household. Your filing status largely depends on your marital status and dependents, but 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 tax tool provides you with a filing status. Our STATucator is a multi-year tool that you can use for your previous year's tax returns as well!
Learn about the different filing statuses after you have gotten your results from the filing status calculator. Indicate your filing status when you prepare your tax return on eFile.com, and we will select all applicable forms and other information for your specific status. Additionally, we will select the right standard deduction for you; this will benefit you more if your filing status has a higher standard deduction.
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