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Do I enter the total charitable donation from my payroll deduction in the new Charitable Cash Contributions field?

The form is forcing me to enter a value before proceeding. thought that payroll was considered cash and entered that value.
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Do I enter the total charitable donation from my payroll deduction in the new Charitable Cash Contributions field?

It depends. Is your charitable donation through work reported on your W-2? Check for an amount in Box 14. If you see it, make sure the Box 14 category is Charitable cash contribution.

 

TurboTax will automatically move the amount from your W-2 Box 14 to Form 1040. However, the program will ask you to confirm the amount of your payroll deduction.

 

If your contribution did not appear on your W-2, enter the amount in Deductions & Credits.

  • Type donations in Search in the upper right.
  • Click Jump to donations.
  • Say Yes to Did you make donations to charity in 2020?
  • Say Yes or No to Do you have an account with ItsDeductible Online. If you have an account, you can import your donations. Otherwise
  • Say Yes on the Donations screen.
  • Type the name of the charity in Who did you donate in 2020?
  • Click Add next to Money. The $300 "above the line" charitable donation deduction applies to cash donations only.

Learn more at Most taxpayers can deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions without itemizing deductions.

New Member

Do I enter the total charitable donation from my payroll deduction in the new Charitable Cash Contributions field?

No, it was not reported on my W-2. I always manually entered it. That new option just caused a bit of confusion. I was able to enter it by Jumping to Donations and adding it as normal.

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