The amount you can claim as a deduction for exemptions is phased out once your adjusted gross income (AGI) goes above a certain level for your
filing status. These levels are as follows:
||AGI Level Which|
|Married filing separately
|Head of household
|Married filing jointly
If your AGI exceeds the level for your filing status, use the Deduction for Exemptions Worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040 to
figure the amount of your deduction for exemptions.
You must reduce the dollar amount of your exemptions by 2% for each $2,500, or part of $2,500 ($1,250 if you are married filing separately), that
your AGI exceeds the amount shown for your filing status. If your AGI exceeds the amount shown by more than $122,500 ($61,250 if married filing
separately), the amount of your deduction for exemptions is reduced to zero.
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