Standard Deduction

Standard Deduction: 2016

  • Married Filing Joint Return:$12,600
  • Qualifying Widow(er): $12,600
  • Head of Household: $9,300
  • Single: $6,300
  • Married Filing Separately: $6,300
  • Dependents - minimum deduction: $1,050

Additional Deduction if Age 65 or Older or Blind 2016 (born before January 2, 1952):

NOTE: If you turned 65 on January 1, you are considered to be 65 as of December 31 of the prior year for income tax reporting purposes.

  • Married filing jointly or married filing separately:
    • $1,250 for each spouse who is 65 or older ($2,500 if both spouses are 65 or older)
    • $1,250 for each spouse who is blind, even if under age 65 ($2,500 if both spouses are blind)
    • $2,500 for each spouse who is both 65 or older and blind ($5,000 if both spouses are 65 or older and both spouses are blind)
  • Qualifying Widow(er):
    • $1,250 ($2,500 if 65 or older and blind)
  • Single or head of household:
    • $1,550 ($3,100 if 65 or older and blind)

Standard Deduction: 2015

  • Married Filing Joint Return:$12,600
  • Qualifying Widow(er): $12,600
  • Head of Household: $9,250
  • Single: $6,300
  • Married Filing Separately: $6,300
  • Dependents - minimum deduction: $1,050

Additional Deduction if Age 65 or Older or Blind 2015 (born before January 2, 1951):

NOTE: If you turned 65 on January 1, you are considered to be 65 as of December 31 of the prior year for income tax reporting purposes.

  • Married filing jointly or married filing separately:
    • $1,250 for each spouse who is 65 or older ($2,500 if both spouses are 65 or older)
    • $1,250 for each spouse who is blind, even if under age 65 ($2,500 if both spouses are blind)
    • $2,500 for each spouse who is both 65 or older and blind ($5,000 if both spouses are 65 or older and both spouses are blind)
  • Qualifying Widow(er):
    • $1,250 ($2,500 if 65 or older and blind)
  • Single or head of household:
    • $1,550 ($3,100 if 65 or older and blind)

Standard Deduction: 2014

  • Married Filing Joint Return:$12,400
  • Qualifying Widow(er): $12,400
  • Head of Household: $9,100
  • Single: $6,200
  • Married Filing Separately: $6,200
  • Dependents - minimum deduction: $1,000

Additional Deduction if Age 65 or Older or Blind 2014 (born before January 2, 1950):

NOTE: If you turned 65 on January 1, you are considered to be 65 as of December 31 of the prior year for income tax reporting purposes.

  • Married filing jointly or married filing separately:
    • $1,200 for each spouse who is 65 or older ($2,400 if both spouses are 65 or older)
    • $1,200 for each spouse who is blind, even if under age 65 ($2,400 if both spouses are blind)
    • $2,400 for each spouse who is both 65 or older and blind ($4,800 if both spouses are 65 or older and both spouses are blind)
  • Qualifying Widow(er):
    • $1,200 ($2,400 if 65 or older and blind)
  • Single or head of household:
    • $1,500 ($3,000 if 65 or older and blind)

Standard Deduction: 2013

  • Married Filing Joint Return:$12,200
  • Qualifying Widow(er): $12,200
  • Head of Household: $8,950
  • Single: $6,100
  • Married Filing Separately: $6,100
  • Dependents - minimum deduction: $1,000

Additional Deduction if Age 65 or Older or Blind 2013 (born before January 2, 1949):

  • Married filing jointly or married filing separately:
    • $1,200 for each spouse who is 65 or older ($2,400 if both spouses are 65 or older)
    • $1,200 for each spouse who is blind, even if under age 65 ($2,400 if both spouses are blind)
    • $2,400 for each spouse who is both 65 or older and blind ($4,800 if both spouses are 65 or older and both spouses are blind)
  • Qualifying Widow(er):
    • $1,200 ($2,400 if 65 or older and blind)
  • Single or head of household:
    • $1,500 ($3,000 if 65 or older and blind)

Standard Deduction: 2012

  • Single: $5,950
  • Head of Household: $8,700
  • Married Filing Joint Return: $11,900
  • Married Filing Separately: $5,950
  • Qualifying Widow(er): $11,900
  • Dependents - minimum deduction: $950

Additional Deduction if Age 65 or Older or Blind 2012 (born before January 2, 1948):

  • Married filing jointly, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er):
    • $1,150 for each spouse who is 65 or older ($2,300 if both spouses are 65 or older)
    • $1,150 for each spouse who is blind, even if under age 65 ($2,300 if both spouses are blind)
    • $2,300 for each spouse who is both 65 or older and blind ($4,600 if both spouses are 65 or older and both spouses are blind)
  • Single or head of household:
    • $1,450 ($2,900 if 65 or older and blind)

Standard Deduction: 2011

  • Single: $5,800
  • Head of Household: $8,500
  • Married Filing Joint Return: $11,600
  • Married Filing Separately: $5,800
  • Qualifying Widow(er): $11,600
  • Dependents - minimum deduction: $950

Additional Deduction if Age 65 or Older or Blind 2011 (born before January 2, 1947):

  • Married filing jointly, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er):
    • $1,150 for each spouse who is 65 or older ($2,300 if both spouses are 65 or older)
    • $1,150 for each spouse who is blind, even if under age 65 ($2,300 if both spouses are blind)
    • $2,300 for each spouse who is both 65 or older and blind ($4,600 if both spouses are 65 or older and both spouses are blind)
  • Single or head of household:
    • $1,450 ($2,900 if 65 and blind)