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There is a larger standard deduction if the taxpayer and/or spouse is age 65 or older, or blind. IRS Instructions for Form 1040 and 1040-SR U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, Page 29 will indicate if there are additional amounts to include in the standard deduction.

The amount of the additional standard deduction is based on your filing status.

For tax year 2020, age 65 for the additional standard deduction is defined as being born before January 2, 1956.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.

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