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By the Numbers:  For Federal Tax Returns

2015 and 2016 Standard Deduction
and Personal Exemption Amounts

 


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Date last modified: 01/26/17

Single:  $6,300
             
 $6,300

Head of Household:  $9,250
                                       $9,300

Married Filing Joint:  $12,600
                                        $12,600

Qualifying Widow(er):  $12,600
                                           $12,600

Married Filing Separate:  $6,300
                                              $6,300

(your marital status on December 31 generally determines your filing status)

Additional standard deduction amounts allowed
 age 65 or older, and/or blind -- per person, per event:

Single, Head of Household:  $1,550/$1,550
Married Filing Joint/Single, Qualifying Widow/er:  $1,250/$1,250

Personal Exemption:   $4,000/$4,050

 

2015 and 2016 Standard Mileage Rates

57.5 cents per mile
5
4.0 cents per mile
Unreimbursed Business miles
23.0 cents per mile
19.0
cents per mile
Medical miles, Job-related moves
14.0/14.0 cents per mile Charitable miles

 

2016 Maximum Retirement Contributions

 

Type of Account Under 50 50 and Over
401(k); 403(b), 457 $18,000 $24,000
Traditional IRA; Roth IRA
(income limitations)
$5,500 $6,500
SIMPLE $12,500 $15,500
SEP 25%/$53,000 same

 

2016 Education Credits and Deductions
Income limitations may apply.

Hope/Opportunity Credit
(first Four Years Undergraduate Tuition & Qualified Expenses
100% of first $2,000 per student
  25% of next $2,000 per student
Lifetime Learning Credit 20% of first $10,000 all Tuition combined
Student Loan Interest $2,500 maximum deduction
Coverdell Educational Savings Account $2,000 maximum contribution per beneficiary
529 Plans Contribution limits set by plan; may qualify for a state tax incentive.

 

2016 Gift Amount and Estate Tax

Annual Gift Maximum, per recipient $14,000
Federal Estate Tax Exemption $5.45 million exemption; unlimited marital deduction;
40% maximum tax rate; inherited assets get basis step-up