Module 7: Standard Deduction
The standard deduction reduces the income subject to tax. The amount of the standard deduction depends on the filing status, the age of the taxpayer and spouse, whether the taxpayer or spouse is blind, and whether the taxpayer can be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's return.
Tax Tutorial: Standard DeductionDiscover the standard deduction, and learn how it affects income that is subject to tax.
Fact Sheet: Standard DeductionPrint this fact sheet on standard deduction.
Simulation 7A: Completing a Tax Return as a DependentHelp Monica Lindo, a full-time college student, complete her Form 1040A.
Simulation 7B: Completing a Tax Return Using Married Filing Separately Filing StatusHelp Jesse and Belinda Russell, a married couple, complete their Form 1040A.
Assessment: Standard DeductionReview your understanding of the standard deduction.
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