The entry in the Cares Act section is being treated as an override, but this can be corrected by not entering anything in the Cares Act section.
Follow these steps:
- Enter Charitable contributions in the search box.
- Select the Jump to link in the search results.
- Answer the questions in the interview.
- Only Money donations count toward the above-the-line deduction when taking the standard deduction.
- Complete the interview process by answering all donation questions and scrolling to the end of Deductions & Credits to select Wrap up tax breaks.
- Select Continue at Based on what you just told us, the Standard Deduction is best for you.
- At Charitable Cash Contributions under Cares Act, you will see your full cash contributions already input in the box. Do nothing to this cell. Select Continue and Continue.
This process will allow you to claim up to $300 for all taxpayers except married filing separate, who would each have a maximum of $150 without itemizing deductions in 2020.
For more information, see IRS Charitable Contributions Deductions.