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Who must file a Wisconsin state tax return?

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Who must file a Wisconsin state tax return?

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Who Must File
Refer to the table to see if you are required to file a return in Wisconsin.
Filing status Age as of December 31 You must file if your gross income* (or total gross income of husband and wife) was:
Single

Under 65

65 or Older

$10,630 or more

$10,880 or more

Married-filing joint return

Both spouses under 65

One spouse 65 or older

Both spouses 65 or older

$19,280 or more

 

$19,530

 

$19,780

Married-filing separate return

Under 65

65 or older

$9,190 or more

$9,440 (applied to each spouse individually)

Head of household

Under 65

65 or older

$13,520 or more

$13,770 or more

Who Must File

Refer to the table to see if you are required to file a return for 2013.

You must file if your

Age as of gross income* (or total gross

December 31, income of husband and wife)

Filing status 2013 during 2013 was:

Single Under 65 . . . . . . $10,630 or more

65 or older . . . . . . $10,880 or more

Married-filing Both spouses

joint return under 65 . . . . . . . $19,280 or more

One spouse

65 or older . . . . . . $19,530

Both spouses

65 or older . . . . . . $19,780

Married-filing Under 65 . . . . . . $9,190 or more

separate return 65 or older $9,440

(applies to each spouse

individually – must use Form 1)

Head of Under 65 . . . . . . . $13,520 or more

household 65 or older . . . . . . $13,770 or more

* Gross income means all income (before deducting expenses) reportable to Wisconsin. The income may be received in the form of money, property, or services. It does not include items that are exempt from Wisconsin tax. For example, it does not include social security benefits or U.S. government interest

Other Filing Requirements

You may have to file a return even if your income is less than the amounts shown on the table. You must file a return for 2013 if:

You could be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return and either of the following applies:

(1) Your gross income was more than $1,000 and it included at least $351 of unearned income, or

(2) Your gross income (total unearned income and earned income) was more than –

$9,930 if single,

$12,820 if head of household,

$17,880 if married filing jointly, or

$8,490 if married filing separately.

Unearned income includes taxable interest, dividends, capital gain distributions, and taxable scholarship and fellowship grants that were not reported to you on a W-2. Earned income includes wages, tips, and scholarship and fellowship grants that were reported to you on a W-2.

• You owe a penalty on an IRA, retirement plan, Coverdell education savings account (excess contribution), health savings account, or Archer medical savings account.

• You were a nonresident or part-year resident of Wisconsin for 2013 and your gross income was $2,000 or more. If you were married, you must file a return if the combined gross income of you and your spouse was $2,000 or more. (You must file Form 1NPR.)


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Views: 757 Created on: Jun 15, 2013
Date updated: Aug 19, 2015
Posted in: STATES, Wisconsin

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