Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changes to Standard Deduction

Standard Deduction Chart for Most People*

IF your filing status is… YOUR standard deduction is…
Single or Married filing separately $12,000
Married filing jointly or Qualifying widow(er) 24,000
Head of household 18,000
*Don’t use this chart if you were born before January 2, 1954, or are blind, or if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. See Table 7 or 8 instead at: