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My charity donate last year was around $100-150 why is the standard deduction so big

Im very confused it only gives the option $1-$3,100  and after I finished the deduction part it said i get like 13,000 back and that seems very wrong i only donated to those donations at store for like 10-20$ a couple times but i know its at least $100 the only other thing it can be is the medical expenses was $0 cause i never had any medical problems last year

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MarilynG1
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My charity donate last year was around $100-150 why is the standard deduction so big

Here's more info on the 2023 Standard Deduction.

 

Charitable donations are used for Itemized Deductions, so would not be a factor in your return if you're using the Standard Deduction.

 

If you feel your deduction is too large, check your entries in this section.  You may have accidently misplaced a comma or period in an amount.

 

Since we can't see your return in this forum, if you could clarify your issue, we'll try to help.

 

 

 

 

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Hal_Al
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My charity donate last year was around $100-150 why is the standard deduction so big

.Everybody is allowed a $13,850 standard deduction ($27,700 married), from income, before tax is calculated.

 

 Alternatively, taxpayers  are allowed to itemize deductions (mortgage interest, medical expenses, charity donations and state-local taxes paid, medical expenses). If your itemized deductions don't add up to more than $13,850, you get the $13,850 standard deduction.  No body gets less*, but some people get more.

 

*There are special rules for people who can be claimed as dependents

My charity donate last year was around $100-150 why is the standard deduction so big

thank you for the help it was what you said i was just being dumb about it and got confused 

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