What is my Filing Status?

There are 5 filing status options on a tax return:

  • Single
  • Married Filing Jointly
  • Married Filing Separately
  • Head of Householdd
  • Qualifying Widower

To determine how you should file, consider what your status was as of 12/31. Even if your status changed throughout the year, the IRS is asking about a tax payer’s status as of the last day of the year.

If you’re still not sure, talk to your tax preparer or give the IRS tool a shot!