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Module 5: Filing Status

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In this tax tutorial, you will learn about filing status.

The filing status determines the rate at which income is taxed.

The five filing statuses are:

  • single
  • married filing jointly
  • married filing separately
  • head of household
  • qualifying widow(er) with dependent child

Some taxpayers can qualify for more than one filing status. Usually, taxpayers choose the filing status that results in the lowest tax.


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