Should You Take the Standard Deduction? -- The Motley Fool
Re: Single standard deduction
Publication 501 (2017), Exemptions, Standard Deduction. Introduction. This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. It answers some basic questions: who must file; who should file; what filing status to use; how many exemptions to claim; and the amount of the standard deduction.