I like to think that I have at least a basic level of math and comprehension skills, but seriously ... .how do they expect stoopid people to file out these damn freaking tax forms! My dad always did my taxes for me since ... well, since I ever had a job! I guess I should have had him actually show me how to fill them out. Schedule A -- I've always filled this out and taken this deduction because it was always higher than the Standard Deduction. This year, the amount turned out to be slightly less than the Standard, so I am taking the Standard. Do I still have to submit Schedule A with my 1040 Form if I am "not" taking this amount? I am taking the $5,800 Standard Deduction instead because its higher than Schedule A, but I don't know if I should still attach the form or not to like "prove it" that the Standard is higher?