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2009

Minimum Filing Requirements

and Exemption/Deduction Amounts*

Filing Status

Under 65

Over 65

Standard Deduction

Exemption

Over 65 or Blind  Additional

Single

$ 9,350

$ 10,750

$5,700

$3,650

$ 1,400

Head Of Household

$12,000

$13,400

$8,350

$3,650

$1,400

Married Filing Jointly

$15,050

$20,900

$11,400

$3,650

$1,100

Married Filing Separately

$9,350

$10,450

$5,700

$3,650

$1,100

Qualified Widow(er)

$15,050

$16,150

$11,400

$3,650

$1,100


Other Helpful 2009 Information

Earnings Ceiling for Social Security for 2009

* Under Full Retirement Age

* At Full Retirement Age

* Over Full Retirement Age


$14,160

$37,680

$Unlimited

Self-Employed Insurance Deduction

100%

Earned Income Credit Maximum

No Child $ 457  (1) Child $3,043   ( 2) or more $5,028

Education Credits

Hope Credit Maximum $2,500, Lifetime Credit maximum $2,000, College Tuition & Fees Deduction $4,000 Maximum

Child Tax Credit Maximum

$1,000

Standard Business Auto Rate Avg.

Charitable Rate

Medical / Moving Rate Avg.

0.55

0.14

0.24

Child's Unearned Income Limit

$1,900

Estate Tax Exclusion

$3,500,000

Gift Limit

$13,000

Adoption Credit

$12,150

Coverdell Education Contribution Limit

$6,000

Qualified Tuition Plan Gift Contribution Limit

$13,000

Retirement Contributions 2009

under age 50     over  age 50

Traditional IRA/Roth        $  5,000               $  6,000

401-K & 403-B Plans       $16,500               $22,500

Simple IRA Plans           $  11,500               $  14,000

SEP Plans 25% of  earned maximum compensation limit of $49,000



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note:* certain personal tax situations may alter amounts shown