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I did my return with turbo tax, my allowance on my w-2 says "0". Where do I find if Turbo tax applied my personal exemption?

I am just wondering if I took my personal exemption. Where it says dependent, while using turbo tax, I did not add myself. It says not to add yourself or your spouse there. Thought when I look through my 1040 my adjusted wages and my adjusted gross income is the same. I put "0" allowance on my w2
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ChristinaS
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I did my return with turbo tax, my allowance on my w-2 says "0". Where do I find if Turbo tax applied my personal exemption?

A personal exemption is added to your tax return automatically, as long as you don't indicate that someone else is claiming you as a dependent. You don't list yourself as a dependent of yourself. Also, a spouse is not a dependent.

You can see whether you claimed a personal exemption by looking at line 42 of your 1040:

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  • Line 42: personal exemption of $4,050 ($8100 if married)

Claiming 0 allowances on your W4 is a totally different issue. That simply relates to withholding. Sometimes people claim 0 to have more taxes withheld.

VolvoGirl
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I did my return with turbo tax, my allowance on my w-2 says "0". Where do I find if Turbo tax applied my personal exemption?

What you claim at work does not have to match your tax return.  

You get an exemption for yourself and each person listed on your return.  Each exemption is $4,050
 1040 line 42
1040A line 26

Or for a 1040EZ the 4,050 is included on line 5 with the 6,300 standard deduction.  
So for Single line 5 would be 4,050+6,300 = 10,350
For Married line 5 would be 8,100+12,300 = 20,700

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