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Deductions

Is the requirement to take the same type of deduction (e.g. Standard vs Itemize) foe both spouses when filing separately something new to 2019 returns?

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Level 15

Deductions

No, it's not new at all. That's been the rule for many, many years.

 

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Level 15
Level 15

Deductions

Out of curiosity I looked through historical tax forms and instructions. The rule about standard or itemized deductions for married filing separately has been in effect since 1944.

 

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Level 15
Level 15

Deductions

No, it's not new at all. That's been the rule for many, many years.

 

View solution in original post

Level 15
Level 15

Deductions

Out of curiosity I looked through historical tax forms and instructions. The rule about standard or itemized deductions for married filing separately has been in effect since 1944.

 

View solution in original post

New Member

Deductions

turbo tax said itemize but my total deductions were less than the standard deduction

New Member

Deductions

we file married jointly. turbo tax said itemize our deductions were less than standard deduction

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Deductions

 
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Deductions

You can change this in the program as well.

 

Go back to your "Deductions & Credits" Screen. 

 

Scroll down to the bottom and select "Wrap up Tax Breaks". 

 

You should continue through the screens until you see the following screen: 

 

Standard versus itemized deduction

 

Your information will be summarized based upon your input.  You have the option to see the breakdown or you can even select "Change my deduction"

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