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dggehring
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Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

This is for 2017 taxes.
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SweetieJean
Level 15

Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

Adjustment for what exactly?
DoninGA
Level 15

Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

The standard deduction is increased depending on your filing status if you are age 65 or older.

Standard deductions for 2017 

  • Single - $6,350 add $1,550 if age 65 or older
  • Married Filing Separately - $6,350 add $1,250 if age 65 or older
  • Married Filing Jointly - $12,700 add $1,250 for each spouse age 65 or older
  • Head of Household - $9,350 add $1,550 if age 65 or older
SweetieJean
Level 15

Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

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DoninGA
Level 15

Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

Uhhh...No, it is for a 2017 tax return.  See - <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf">https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf</a>
SweetieJean
Level 15

Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

You are correct. I have deleted my comment.
Hal_Al
Level 15

Where is the adjustment for people born before Jan. 2, 1953? I see the check box for indicating it, but do not see any adjustment to the taxable income.

It's on line 40 of form 1040 (or line 24  0f 1040A).
Instead of a $6350 standard deduction, you get $7900; a $1550 adjustment.
The numbers will be different if your filing status is Married Filing Jointly
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