Historical Comparisons of Standard Deductions and Personal Exemptions

Throughout history the IRS continues to give us a little break on our taxes by adjusting the standard deduction and personal exemption each year for inflation.  See how these deductions have increased throughout the years with our infographic comparison.

Standard Deductions Personal Exemptions Infographic
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Lisa Lewis is a CPA and the TurboTax Blog Editor. Lisa has 15 years of experience in tax preparation. Her success is attributed to being able to interpret tax laws and help clients better understand them. Lisa also has been a TurboTax product user for many years and understands how the software program works. In addition to extensive tax experience, Lisa also has a very well-rounded professional background. She has held positions as a public auditor, controller, and operations manager. Prior to becoming the TurboTax Blog Editor, she was a Technical Writer for the TurboTax Consumer Group and worked on a project to write new FAQs to help customers better understand tax laws. She could also be seen helping TurboTax customers with tax questions during Lifeline. For Lisa, getting timely and accurate information out to customers to help them is paramount.

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  1. I am a US Army veteran with 20 years active service. I have a 100 % Disability compensation from the VA and I also draw my Retired pay. My wife is also Disabled from Social Security. I would like to know what exemptions I can use to draw the most monies from the tax people. Can you please help me? I am 62 years old and my wife is 61 years old.

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