You can compare your deductions with the latest statistics for average itemized deductions, released by the IRS. The numbers below reflect data from 1995 returns filed in 1996. These numbers are not a basis for claiming itemized deductions, but do act as a guideline for your comparison.

The deduction data is from the IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin. The first table includes numbers reflecting the national average and the second table shows the average deductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes between $50,000 and $100,000 in the six states with the largest number of 1040 filers.

Average Itemized Deductions-United States
Average Itemized Deductions-Major States