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mkristiandrews
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How can they take a standard deduction when I had zero taxable income zero income of any kind?

But I have no idea mais deductions no deductions of any kind I have zero zero income I'm unemployed they can't deduct anything from zero why is that?
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ThomasM125
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How can they take a standard deduction when I had zero taxable income zero income of any kind?

The standard deduction shows up on form 1040 on line 9 regardless of what your income is. That is just the way the IRS designed the form. If your income is less than the deduction, the difference will be shown as zero.

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fanfare
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How can they take a standard deduction when I had zero taxable income zero income of any kind?

with zero income you won't be able to e-File.

With zero income you won't be able to supply direct deposit info using TurboTax. TurboTax will obscure those boxes.

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