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Federal Standard Deduction Historical Amounts (1979-2018)



Year-to-Year Line Chart
Notes
**2018: Beginning with tax year 2018, the standard deduction was nearly doubled over previous years due to the enactment of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
**1987: Before tax year 1987, the standard deduction was known as the "zero bracket amount", and had a slightly different impact on taxpayers' tax liability. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 instituted the standard deduction as we know it today. Nevertheless, for the sake of comparison, pre-1987 zero bracket amounts are included side-by-side with standard deduction amounts.
Year-to-Year Historical Amounts Table
Tax Year Single Married Filing Jointly Married Filing Separately Head of Household Surviving Spouse
1979 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00 $ 1,700.00 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00
1980 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00 $ 1,700.00 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00
1981 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00 $ 1,700.00 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00
1982 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00 $ 1,700.00 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00
1983 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00 $ 1,700.00 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00
1984 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00 $ 1,700.00 $ 2,300.00 $ 3,400.00
1985 $ 2,390.00 $ 3,540.00 $ 1,770.00 $ 2,390.00 $ 3,540.00
1986 $ 2,480.00 $ 3,670.00 $ 1,835.00 $ 2,480.00 $ 3,670.00
1987 $ 2,540.00 $ 3,760.00 $ 1,880.00 $ 2,540.00 $ 3,760.00
1988 $ 3,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 2,500.00 $ 4,400.00 $ 5,000.00
1989 $ 3,100.00 $ 5,200.00 $ 2,600.00 $ 4,550.00 $ 5,200.00
1990 $ 3,250.00 $ 5,450.00 $ 2,725.00 $ 4,750.00 $ 5,450.00
1991 $ 3,400.00 $ 5,700.00 $ 2,850.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 5,700.00
1992 $ 3,600.00 $ 6,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $ 5,250.00 $ 6,000.00
1993 $ 3,700.00 $ 6,200.00 $ 3,100.00 $ 5,450.00 $ 6,200.00
1994 $ 3,800.00 $ 6,350.00 $ 3,175.00 $ 5,600.00 $ 6,350.00
1995 $ 3,900.00 $ 6,550.00 $ 3,275.00 $ 5,750.00 $ 6,550.00
1996 $ 4,000.00 $ 6,700.00 $ 3,350.00 $ 5,900.00 $ 6,700.00
1997 $ 4,150.00 $ 6,900.00 $ 3,450.00 $ 6,050.00 $ 6,900.00
1998 $ 4,250.00 $ 7,100.00 $ 3,550.00 $ 6,250.00 $ 7,100.00
1999 $ 4,300.00 $ 7,200.00 $ 3,600.00 $ 6,350.00 $ 7,200.00
2000 $ 4,400.00 $ 7,350.00 $ 3,675.00 $ 6,450.00 $ 7,350.00
2001 $ 4,550.00 $ 7,600.00 $ 3,800.00 $ 6,650.00 $ 7,600.00
2002 $ 4,700.00 $ 7,850.00 $ 3,925.00 $ 6,900.00 $ 7,850.00
2003 $ 4,750.00 $ 9,500.00 $ 4,750.00 $ 7,000.00 $ 9,500.00
2004 $ 4,850.00 $ 9,700.00 $ 4,850.00 $ 7,150.00 $ 9,700.00
2005 $ 5,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 5,000.00 $ 7,300.00 $ 10,000.00
2006 $ 5,150.00 $ 10,300.00 $ 5,150.00 $ 7,550.00 $ 10,300.00
2007 $ 5,350.00 $ 10,700.00 $ 5,350.00 $ 7,850.00 $ 10,700.00
2008 $ 5,450.00 $ 10,900.00 $ 5,450.00 $ 8,000.00 $ 10,900.00
2009 $ 5,700.00 $ 11,400.00 $ 5,700.00 $ 8,350.00 $ 11,400.00
2010 $ 5,700.00 $ 11,400.00 $ 5,700.00 $ 8,400.00 $ 11,400.00
2011 $ 5,800.00 $ 11,600.00 $ 5,800.00 $ 8,500.00 $ 11,600.00
2012 $ 5,950.00 $ 11,900.00 $ 5,950.00 $ 8,700.00 $ 11,900.00
2013 $ 6,100.00 $ 12,200.00 $ 6,100.00 $ 8,950.00 $ 12,200.00
2014 $ 6,200.00 $ 12,400.00 $ 6,200.00 $ 9,100.00 $ 12,400.00
2015 $ 6,300.00 $ 12,600.00 $ 6,300.00 $ 9,250.00 $ 12,600.00
2016 $ 6,300.00 $ 12,600.00 $ 6,300.00 $ 9,300.00 $ 12,600.00
2017 $ 6,350.00 $ 12,700.00 $ 6,350.00 $ 9,350.00 $ 12,700.00
2018 $ 12,000.00 $ 24,000.00 $ 12,000.00 $ 18,000.00 $ 24,000.00

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