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IRS.gov Website
Publication 501
Dependents, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
Introduction, Useful Items and Important Changes
For use in Preparing 2018 Returns

Who Must File

Filing Requirements for Most Taxpayers
Dependents
Other Situations

Who Should File

Filing Status

Marital Status
Single
Married Filing Jointly
Married Filing Separately
Head of Household
Qualifying Widow(er)

Dependents

Exceptions
Qualifying Child
Qualifying Relative

Social Security Numbers for Dependents

Standard Deduction

Standard Deduction Amount
Standard Deduction for Dependents
Who Should Itemize

2018 Standard Deduction Tables

How To Get Tax Help

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) Is Here To Help You
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs)