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  1. You should itemize deductions rather than claim the standard one when:

    You get married.
    You have enough separate, tax-deductible expenses to surpass your standard deduction amount.
    You incurred a lot of doctor bills.
  2. Your standard deduction amount is based on:

    Your filing status.
    Your adjusted gross income.
    Which tax return you file.
  3. You can claim an exemption for:

    Each person who qualifies as a dependent.
    Only your children.
    Your brother to whom you send $500 per month.