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ljwrph
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How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

 
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BMcCalpin
Level 13

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

Do a Search on "itemized deductions" (lower case, no quotes) and jump to it.

Scroll down to the subheading "Other Deductions and Credits", and click on Start for "Other Deductible Expenses".

There are three screens here. Only the third one will put entries on line 16 of Schedule A ("Tell us about your other expenses"). Note that the expenses on the second screen ("Did you have any of these less common expenses?") were eliminated in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 and so will not appear on Schedule A.

This means that to put something on line 16 on Schedule A, it needs to be

  • Unrecovered investment in annuity
  • Claim of right repayment over $3,000
  • Estate tax deduction not reported on a K-1
  • Ordinary loss attributable to certain debt instruments
  • Amortized bond premiums

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BMcCalpin
Level 13

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

Do a Search on "itemized deductions" (lower case, no quotes) and jump to it.

Scroll down to the subheading "Other Deductions and Credits", and click on Start for "Other Deductible Expenses".

There are three screens here. Only the third one will put entries on line 16 of Schedule A ("Tell us about your other expenses"). Note that the expenses on the second screen ("Did you have any of these less common expenses?") were eliminated in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 and so will not appear on Schedule A.

This means that to put something on line 16 on Schedule A, it needs to be

  • Unrecovered investment in annuity
  • Claim of right repayment over $3,000
  • Estate tax deduction not reported on a K-1
  • Ordinary loss attributable to certain debt instruments
  • Amortized bond premiums

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Andrew J
Returning Member

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

I cannot even enter data in the schedule a form in the forms view

Andrew J
Returning Member

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

Easy step only permits a limited number of situations.  Even if I go to the forms I am not allowed to enter the information.  This is a problem.

AnnetteB6
Employee Tax Expert

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

If you are trying to enter a valid deduction for Schedule A, line 16, then try going to Federal > Deductions & Credits > Other Deductions and Credits > Other Deductible Expenses and click Start or Update.  Going through this section will place a valid deduction on line 16.

 

 

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Andrew J
Returning Member

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

No.  This does not work for me.  I am trying to enter qualified legal fees, and there appears to be no way to do this with Turbo Tax. 

Andrew J
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How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

This is a shortcoming in Turbo Tax.  There are additional qualified expenses according to IRS publication 529.  Although the IRS will allow these deductions, TurboTax will not.  

 

Please help!

 

BillM223
Employee Tax Expert

How do I get to Line 16 of Schedule A to add a deduction?

Why are these legal fees, "qualified"?

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