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rdgraham17
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Why wasn't the additional deduction for over 65 included in Itemized deductions?

Married filing jointly.  Itemized deductions.  Amount subtracted from Gross Income was Total Schedule A itemized deductions.  Over 65 deduction not included anywhwere.

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Rachel_W
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Why wasn't the additional deduction for over 65 included in Itemized deductions?

The extra $1,300 over 65 deduction is added to the "Standard Deduction" amount.  If you are itemizing your deductions, there is not an extra deduction included if you are over age 65.

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Rachel_W
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Why wasn't the additional deduction for over 65 included in Itemized deductions?

The extra $1,300 over 65 deduction is added to the "Standard Deduction" amount.  If you are itemizing your deductions, there is not an extra deduction included if you are over age 65.

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Opus 17
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Why wasn't the additional deduction for over 65 included in Itemized deductions?

If you take the standard deduction, there is a $1300 addition for over 65.  That is not applied to itemized deductions.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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