Standard Deductions for 2017 and 2018

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.  

Filing Status20172018
Joint/QW12,70024,000
Single6,35012,000
HH9,35018,000
MFS6,35012,000
Elderly, Blind (married)1,2501,250
Elderly, Blind (unmarried)1,5501,550
Dependents1,0501,050

The personal exemption amount is $4,050 for 2017.  However, the new Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2018 has completely eliminated the personal exemption for tax years after 2018 (until 2025) and replaced it instead with a $500 Family Credit for other dependents.