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Index of Publication 501 - Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing InformationTOC
A
Abroad, citizens living, filing requirements, U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad
Accounting periods, joint returns, Accounting period.
Age:
Filing status determination, Age.
Gross income and filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers
Standard deduction for age 65 or older, Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older)
Test, Age Test
Aliens:
Dual-status, See: Dual-status taxpayers
Nonresident, See: Nonresident aliens
Alternative minimum tax (AMT), effect on filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return
Amended returns, Joint Return After Separate Returns, Changing your mind.
Change from itemized to standard deduction (or vice versa), Electing to itemize for state tax or other purposes.
See also: Form 1040X
Annulled marriages, filing status, Annulled marriages.
Armed forces:
Combat zone, signing return for spouse, Spouse in combat zone.
Military quarters allotments, Tax-exempt military quarters allowances.
Assistance, See: Tax help
ATINs (Adoption taxpayer identification numbers), Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees.
B
Birth of child, Death or birth.
Blind persons, standard deduction, Higher Standard Deduction for Blindness
D
Decedents, Spouse died during the year., Decedent's final return.
Filing requirements, Deceased Persons
See also: Death of spouse
Deductions:
Personal exemption, Personal Exemptions
Divorced taxpayers:
Joint returns, responsibility for, Divorced taxpayer.
Personal exemption, Divorced or separated spouse.
Domestic help, no exemption for, Housekeepers, maids, or servants.
Dual-status taxpayers:
Joint returns not available, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien.
E
Earned income:
Defined for purposes of standard deduction, Earned income defined.
Dependent filing requirements (Table 2), Table 2. 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents
Earned income credit:
Two persons with same qualifying child, The earned income credit.
Elderly persons:
Standard deduction for age 65 or older, Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older)
Equitable relief, Innocent spouse, Separation of liability (available only to...
F
Fair rental value, Fair rental value defined.
Figures, See: Tables and figures
Filing requirements, Filing Status, Who Must File
Filing status, As mentioned earlier, this filing status...
Determination of, Filing Status, Filing status.
Marital status, determination of, Marital Status
Married filing jointly, See: Joint returns
Married filing separately, See: Married filing separately
Unmarried persons, See: Single taxpayers
Foreign employment, filing requirements, U.S. Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad
Form 1040:
Personal exemption, Form 1040 filers.
Form 1040A:
Personal exemption, Form 1040A filers.
Form 1040EZ:
Personal exemption, Form 1040EZ filers.
Form 1040X:
Change of filing status, Joint Return After Separate Returns
Itemized deductions, change to standard deduction, Changing your mind.
Standard deduction, change to itemized deductions, Changing your mind.
Form 8814, parents' election to report child's interest and dividends, You may be able to include your child's interest...
Form 8857, innocent spouse relief, You must file Form 8857, Request for Innocent...
Form SS-5, social security number request, No SSN.
Form W-7, individual taxpayer identification number request, Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens.
Form W-7A, adoption taxpayer identification number request, Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees.
Foster care payments and expenses, Foster care payments and expenses., Foster care.
H
Health insurance premiums, Medical insurance premiums.
Help, See: Tax help
Home:
Aged, home for, Home for the aged.
Cost of keeping up, Keeping Up a Home
Household workers, no exemption for, Housekeepers, maids, or servants.
I
Income:
Tax exempt, Tax-exempt income.
Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs):
Itemized deductions:
Changing from standard to itemized deduction (or vice versa), Changing your mind.
Choosing to itemize, Who Should Itemize
ITINs (Individual taxpayer identification numbers), Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens.
K
Kidnapped children:
Qualifying child, Kidnapped child.
Qualifying relative, Kidnapped child.
Widow(er) with dependent child, Death or birth.
M
Marital status, determination of, Marital Status
Married dependents, filing joint return, Joint Return Test, Joint Return Test (To Be a Qualifying Child)
Married filing jointly, See: Joint returns
Married filing separately:
Changing method from or to itemized deductions, Changing your mind.
Exemption for spouse, Separate return.
Married taxpayers, Married Filing Jointly
Dual-status alien spouse, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien.
Filing status, Married persons.
See also: Joint returns
Medical savings accounts (MSAs, effect on filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return
Military, See: Armed forces
Missing children, photographs of in IRS publications, Photographs of missing children.
P
Parent, claiming head of household for, Special rule for parent.
Personal exemption, Personal Exemptions
Photographs of missing children in IRS publications, Photographs of missing children.
Publications, See: Tax help
Puerto Rico, residents of, Residents of Puerto Rico
S
Same-sex marriage:
Filing status, Same-sex marriage.
Self-employed persons:
Separate returns, See: Married filing separately
Separated taxpayers:
Living apart but not legally separated, You are separated under an interlocutory...
Personal exemption, Divorced or separated spouse.
Signatures, joint returns, Signing a joint return.
Single taxpayers:
Filing status, Unmarried persons., Single
Gross income filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers
How to file and forms, How to file.
Personal exemption, Your Own Exemption
Social security and Medicare taxes:
Social security numbers (SSNs) for dependents, Social Security Numbers for Dependents
Spouse:
Dual-status alien spouse, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien.
Nonresident alien, Nonresident alien spouse.
Signing joint returns, Signing a joint return.
Surviving, See: Surviving spouse
Support test:
Surviving spouse:
Death of spouse, See: Death of spouse
Gross income filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers
Single filing status, Widow(er).
U
U.S. citizen or resident, Citizen or Resident Test
U.S. citizens filing abroad, filing requirements:
U.S. possessions, income from, Individuals With Income From U.S. Possessions
Unmarried persons, See: Single taxpayers
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