Can I deduct the standard deduction on my tax return?
The standard deduction is a fixed dollar amount that reduces
the amount of income on which you pay tax on your
tax return. The amount of the basic standard
deduction depends upon your tax return filing
status. However, if you can be claimed as a
dependent on someone else’s tax return, your
standard deduction amount may be different. In some
cases, the standard deduction on your tax return can
consist of two parts, the basic standard deduction,
and an additional standard deduction amount for age,
blindness, or both.
If a person is born or dies before the end of his or
her tax year, the tax year is considered to cover a
If the taxpayer's filing status is:
The standard deduction is:
If 65 or over AND/OR blind add for EACH
Married filing a joint tax return or Qualifying widow(er)
with dependent child
Married filing a separate tax return
Head of Household
The greater of$950OR
the amount of earned income, plus$300.
Not to exceed$5,700unless
the dependent is blind. If blind add$1,400.
Non-itemizer Property Tax Standard Deduction Add-on