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jampharmd77
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Being told I am better off taking the standard deduction as head of household $9,300 vs the itemized deductions I entered ~$7,900 but that's not including alimony $8,000

 
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Melaine
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Being told I am better off taking the standard deduction as head of household $9,300 vs the itemized deductions I entered ~$7,900 but that's not including alimony $8,000

As Lisa995 mentioned above itemized deductions will be better if your itemized deductions total $7900.  Remember, you do not have to itemized to claim the alimony paid.  This will be reported on line 31 a of your 1040 and will also reduce your taxable income, just as it would if you itemize.  Please see a snap shot below of where this is located on the 1040 form.

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Lisa995
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Being told I am better off taking the standard deduction as head of household $9,300 vs the itemized deductions I entered ~$7,900 but that's not including alimony $8,000

Alimony isn't part of itemized deductions...so it sounds like the standard is better.
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Melaine
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Being told I am better off taking the standard deduction as head of household $9,300 vs the itemized deductions I entered ~$7,900 but that's not including alimony $8,000

As Lisa995 mentioned above itemized deductions will be better if your itemized deductions total $7900.  Remember, you do not have to itemized to claim the alimony paid.  This will be reported on line 31 a of your 1040 and will also reduce your taxable income, just as it would if you itemize.  Please see a snap shot below of where this is located on the 1040 form.

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