How much do I get to deduct for a dependent?
If you have two dependents, you can deduct $3,800 per dependent, for a total deduction of $7,600. If you have three dependents, the total deduction is $11,400, and so on.
There is a limit, though. If you're a high-income taxpayer, your deductions for exemptions may be phased out. This means that at a certain income, you can't take the full deduction of $3,800 per dependent in 2012. At even higher incomes, the deduction amount for your dependents is zero.