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What is standard deduction for people over 65 and what ...

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What is standard deduction for people over 65 and what is amount of Adj. gross income that is tax free.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 8 years ago.

Hello there,

For 2007, the standard deduction for a single person over 65 presuming he is not blind or a dependent is $6650. If he is married filing separately, $6400.

Add $3400 to the standard deduction to find the filing requirement (assuming no self-employment income), which is also the "tax free". However, certain additional deductions and credits may lead to a lower tax liability.

You can view filing requirements and standard deduction amounts in this publication:

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to Wendy Rieger's Post: I am a married man filing a joint return. You only answered for a single person filing. Please expand your answer to include my filing status.What is our standard deduction and AJGI level that is not subject to taxes.
Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 8 years ago.

I apologize, your original post did not mention a couple married filing jointly.

If you are married filing jointly, and both spouses are over 65 and not blind, then the standard deduction is $12800. If only one spouse is 65 or over, then the standard deduction is $11750.

Filing requirement for both spouses 65 or over $19600, and only one spouse 65 or over is $18550.

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Expert:  Wendy Reed replied 8 years ago.

Hi there,

Does my answer address your concerns, or do you need additional information?

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