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the New York State tax return charitable deduction

How do I enter my charitable deductions on the NY state income tax return?

FYI I received a Cares Act check for $286.40 

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MayaD
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the New York State tax return charitable deduction

New York state allows you to itemize deductions even if you take the standard deduction on your federal return.

You need to enter you charitable donations on your federal return, information flows from your federal return to your state return.

To claim your donations:

  • Login to your account.
  • Select Federal from the left menu.
  • Go to Deductions and Credits.
  • Scroll down to Charitable Donations. 

 

As for the Care Act check, when you enter your information, we'll make sure you get the money you qualify for by double-checking the amount and quantity of stimulus payments you received.

Here’s how:

  • Enter all of your federal return information as you would normally. During the Federal Review, we’ll check if you meet eligibility requirements for the stimulus payment. If you meet the requirements, you'll see a It looks like you qualified for the stimulus, did you get any payments? screen. We'll ask a few questions about any payments you've already received and then let you know if the Recovery Rebate Credit applies.
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MayaD
Expert Alumni

the New York State tax return charitable deduction

New York state allows you to itemize deductions even if you take the standard deduction on your federal return.

You need to enter you charitable donations on your federal return, information flows from your federal return to your state return.

To claim your donations:

  • Login to your account.
  • Select Federal from the left menu.
  • Go to Deductions and Credits.
  • Scroll down to Charitable Donations. 

 

As for the Care Act check, when you enter your information, we'll make sure you get the money you qualify for by double-checking the amount and quantity of stimulus payments you received.

Here’s how:

  • Enter all of your federal return information as you would normally. During the Federal Review, we’ll check if you meet eligibility requirements for the stimulus payment. If you meet the requirements, you'll see a It looks like you qualified for the stimulus, did you get any payments? screen. We'll ask a few questions about any payments you've already received and then let you know if the Recovery Rebate Credit applies.
**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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