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Did I itemize last year?

Here's how you can tell which deduction you took on last year's federal tax return:

  • If you filed Form 1040-A or 1040-EZ last year, you took the standard deduction.
  • If the amount on Line 40 of last year's Form 1040 ends with a number other than 0, you itemized.
    • If this amount does end with 0, it's likely you took the standard deduction.
    • If this amount ends with 00 or 50, you probably took the standard deduction.
  • If your return included Schedule A, you itemized.
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