How Much Is My Standard Deduction?


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This interview will help you determine the amount of your standard deduction.

Information You May Need

  • Your date of birth, your spouse's date of birth, and filing status.
  • Basic income information including amounts and adjusted gross income.

The tool is designed for taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see International Taxpayers.

Caution: For 2018 and 2019, this topic doesn’t include the recently passed legislation that expanded the definition of a qualified disaster loss that may be claimed in addition to the standard deduction. The definition is now expanded to include an individual's casualty and theft of personal-use property that is attributable to a major disaster declared by the President under section 401 of the Stafford Act that occurs during the period beginning on January 1, 2018 through February 18, 2020. Until the update can be made, please see H.R. 1865, “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020”.


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Estimated Completion Time: 5 minutes

Please Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

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