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1040 Ez1040 ez Publication 501 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040 ez Tax questions. 1040 ez Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Who must file. 1040 ez In some cases, the amount of income you can receive before you must file a tax return has increased. 1040 ez Table 1 shows the filing requirements for most taxpayers. 1040 ez Exemption amount. 1040 ez The amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased. 1040 ez It was $3,800 for 2012. 1040 ez It is $3,900 for 2013. 1040 ez Exemption phaseout. 1040 ez You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. 1040 ez For 2013, the phaseout begins at $150,000 for married individuals filing separate returns; $250,000 for single individuals; $275,000 for heads of household; and $300,000 for married individuals filing joint returns or qualifying widow(er)s. 1040 ez See Phaseout of Exemptions , later. 1040 ez Standard deduction increased. 1040 ez The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040 is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. 1040 ez The amount depends on your filing status. 1040 ez You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables near the end of this publication to figure your standard deduction. 1040 ez Same-sex marriages. 1040 ez . 1040 ez If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040 ez See Same-sex marriage under Marital Status, later. 1040 ez If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. 1040 ez For details on filing amended returns, see Joint Return After Separate Returns . 1040 ez Reminders Future developments. 1040 ez Information about any future developments affecting Publication 501 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted at www. 1040 ez irs. 1040 ez gov/pub501. 1040 ez Taxpayer identification number for aliens. 1040 ez If you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN), you must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). 1040 ez Your spouse also may need an ITIN if he or she does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN. 1040 ez See Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. 1040 ez Also, see Social Security Numbers for Dependents , later. 1040 ez Photographs of missing children. 1040 ez The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040 ez Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040 ez You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 1040 ez Introduction This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. 1040 ez It answers some basic questions: who must file; 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