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FILESTATUS
Federal tax filing status

Description

[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For persons who have already filed federal taxes for the current year (FILEDYN) or who plan to file taxes for the current year (FILEWILL), FILESTATUS indicates a person's tax filing status. The possible response categories are: Single; Married, filing joint return; Married, filing separately; Head of household with qualifying person; or Qualifying widow(er) with dependent children.

 

This question was asked as part of a series of questions about tax filing. Before being asked these questions, respondents were told it might be useful to have out some of their family's financial records, such as a copy of the family's tax forms or materials used to complete the tax form, such as yearend bank statements, financial summaries, pay stubs, W-2 forms, and the like.

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Comparability

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Universe

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Availability

  • 1997-2016

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