The basic Standard Deduction will nearly double in 2018 for all filing statuses. The bonus deductions were retained in the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act for the elderly and blind.
|Elderly, Blind (married)||1,300||1,250|
|Elderly, Blind (unmarried)||1,650||1,550|
The personal exemption was eliminated in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 for tax years after 2018 (until 2025) and replaced it instead with a $500 Family Credit for other dependents. However, the standard deduction was greatly increased which should be beneficial for many taxpayers.