Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
tbarnes63655
New Member

Can you please tell me if I used standard or itemized deductions last year?

 
4 Replies
xmasbaby0
Level 15

Can you please tell me if I used standard or itemized deductions last year?

Look at your tax return.

 

  You have to access your own account and/or  print it for yourself using exactly the same account and user ID that you used when you prepared the return.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/prior-year-return/help/how-do-i-access-my-prior-year-return/01/270...

 

Many people have multiple TT accounts and forget how to access them.  Log out of the account you are in now.

 

Account recovery

https://myturbotax.intuit.com/account-recovery/

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901535-forgot-your-turbotax-online-user-id-or-password

Or did you use the desktop version of TurboTax?  If so, the files are on your own hard drive or any backup device you used like a flash drive.

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901486-how-many-turbotax-accounts-do-i-have

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901535

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901659-find-your-tax-data-file-in-mac

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900721-find-your-tax-data-file-tax-file-in-windows

 

To get a copy of your previously filed returns prepared with online TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900748-how-do-i-get-a-copy-of-a-return-i-filed-in-turbotax-online

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900748-how-do-i-get-a-copy-of-a-return-i-filed-this-year-in-turbo...

 

2019 Standard Deduction Amounts

 

Single $12,200   (+ $1650 65 or older)

Married Filing Separate  $12,200   (+ $1300 if 65 or older)

Married Filing Jointly $24,400   (+ $1300 for each spouse 65 or older)

Head of Household $18,350  (+ $1650 for 65 or older)

 

Look on line 9 of your 2019 Form 1040 to see your itemized/standard deduction amount

 

 

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
VolvoGirl
Level 15

Can you please tell me if I used standard or itemized deductions last year?

Is this to see if a state refund you got is taxable?  

A State Tax Refund is taxable if you itemized deductions on that prior year's federal return and took a deduction for state income taxes instead of the sale tax.  You got a deduction benefit for it so now you have to include it as income. If you took the standard deduction it is not taxable and you don't need to report it.

 

You need to check your 2019 1040 line 9 to see which deduction you took.  How much is on line 9?

jexchange
New Member

Can you please tell me if I used standard or itemized deductions last year?

Can one itemize on one's state return even if one claimed the standard deduction on the federal return.  If so, how can one tell if standard or itemize deduction was taken on the Federal and State in TurboTax for the 2019 tax year? 

MayaD
Employee Tax Expert

Can you please tell me if I used standard or itemized deductions last year?

Which state return are you filing?

Some states allow you to itemize on the state return even though you claim the standard deduction on the Federal return. Enter your itemized deductions on your federal return as if you are trying to itemize for Federal, TurboTax will automatically apply itemized deductions to your state return if your state qualifies for that. 

 

To check if you itemized in 2019, check line 12 of your 2019 Form 1040 to see if the deductions taken exceeded the standard deduction for your filing status:

Single or Married filing Separately       $12,200

Married Filing Jointly                            $24,400

Head of Household                              $18,350

 

You can also check your state form to see if you itemized last year.

 

 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v