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How do I get Turbotax to use itemized deduction for the State return (CA), when the Fed return has shown standard deduction to be better?

 
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TerryA
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How do I get Turbotax to use itemized deduction for the State return (CA), when the Fed return has shown standard deduction to be better?

TT/Calif automatically uses the larger of the Calif itemized deductions - which are different from federal - or the Calif standard deduction. Be sure to enter all itemized deductions into the federal return - TT/Calif gets them from there.

See Part II of Calif Schedule CA. The amount on line 30 is the larger of the two.

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TerryA
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How do I get Turbotax to use itemized deduction for the State return (CA), when the Fed return has shown standard deduction to be better?

TT/Calif automatically uses the larger of the Calif itemized deductions - which are different from federal - or the Calif standard deduction. Be sure to enter all itemized deductions into the federal return - TT/Calif gets them from there.

See Part II of Calif Schedule CA. The amount on line 30 is the larger of the two.

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