standard deduction

Definition of "standard deduction"
  1. A specific amount defined in tax law that is subtracted from a person's adjusted gross income, unless the individual selects to itemize their deductions instead
How to use "standard deduction" in a sentence
  1. The taxpayer chose to take the standard deduction instead of listing all their possible reductions in value.
  2. Choosing to apply the standard deduction simplified the tax filing process.
  3. The standard deduction is often more beneficial for those without many large, itemizable expenses.

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