@xmasbaby0 Well it happened to me once. The IRS agent I spoke with told me that I could no longer claim the standard deduction. Maybe he was trying to scare me to death; If he was it nearly worked. I itemized the tax year in question just because he told me that. To be honest it was about 28 years ago I think so I can neither confirm or deny your point. I am however happy to hear your explanation. I apologize for providing inaccurate information, but I swear I thought it to be true for obvious reasons.