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MUTiger68
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Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

 
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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

If you and your spouse are 65 or older, then your standard deduction for a joint return is $24,000 + $1300 for each spouse who is 65 or older--so $24,000 + $2600 = $26,600.

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Stinkerbellkity
Level 7

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

what are your ages?
MUTiger68
New Member

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

65+       And that apparently was good enough to add another $1,300 deduction for each of us!!  Yeah!
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

If you and your spouse are 65 or older, then your standard deduction for a joint return is $24,000 + $1300 for each spouse who is 65 or older--so $24,000 + $2600 = $26,600.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

The software uses the dates of birth you entered in My Info to calculate it.
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
MUTiger68
New Member

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

Thank you for your prompt response!
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why is my standard deduction, for married filing jointly, showing up as $26,600? I did not check the legally blind boxes.

You are welcome.  
**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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