Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
user385749332
New Member

My spouse is 65 and we are both still working does she get extra amount for her deduction?

Do I need a special schedule?
2 Replies
JohnW15
Intuit Alumni

My spouse is 65 and we are both still working does she get extra amount for her deduction?

Yes, on your married filing joint return, you'll see an additional $1,300 added to your normal standard deduction.  No additional forms or schedules are necessary to qualify for this.

Please see the TurboTax FAQ "What's my standard deduction for 2018?" below for more information.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4208574


VolvoGirl
Level 15

My spouse is 65 and we are both still working does she get extra amount for her deduction?

When did she turn 65?  If a person is 65 or older by Dec31, 2018 they get an increase in the Standard Deduction.  Are you filing Joint?  Unless you are taking Itemized Deductions.

For 2018 the standard deduction amounts are:
Single 12,000 + 1,600 for 65 and over or blind
HOH 18,000 + 1,600 for 65 and over or blind
Joint 24,000+ 1,300 for each 65 and over or blind
Married filing Separate 12,000 + 1,300 for 65 and over or blind


Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v