How much of your income is tax free? This according to the IRS 1040 of 2009 tax year A single person can make 9350 before you must pay taxes A married couple can make 18,700 before you must pay taxes A married couple with 2 children can make 26,000 before you must pay taxes But you say, they take taxes out each week from my pay check. But keep in mind, if they do, and you get it all back, then you are not paying income tax. All you have done is loaned the govt about $1,000 with free interest.!!!