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I file married and standard deduction which is \$24000 but my return shows a \$26600 deduction. Is there a problem somewhere?

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I file married and standard deduction which is \$24000 but my return shows a \$26600 deduction. Is there a problem somewhere?

The married filing jointly standard deduction starts at \$24,000.

• Add \$1,300 if you were born before January 2, 1954.
• Add \$1,300 if your jointly-filing spouse was born before January 2, 1954.
• Add \$1,300 if you were blind as of December 31, 2018.
• Add \$1,300 if your jointly-filing spouse was blind as of December 31, 2018.

Example: Joint filers Pat and Tracy, who were both born in 1941 and are not blind, get a standard deduction of \$24,000 + \$1,300 + \$1,300 = \$26,600.

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I file married and standard deduction which is \$24000 but my return shows a \$26600 deduction. Is there a problem somewhere?

Are you 65+ is your spouse 65+?  Is one of you blind?
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I file married and standard deduction which is \$24000 but my return shows a \$26600 deduction. Is there a problem somewhere?

The married filing jointly standard deduction starts at \$24,000.

• Add \$1,300 if you were born before January 2, 1954.
• Add \$1,300 if your jointly-filing spouse was born before January 2, 1954.
• Add \$1,300 if you were blind as of December 31, 2018.
• Add \$1,300 if your jointly-filing spouse was blind as of December 31, 2018.

Example: Joint filers Pat and Tracy, who were both born in 1941 and are not blind, get a standard deduction of \$24,000 + \$1,300 + \$1,300 = \$26,600.