The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 nearly doubled the standard deduction amount for tax years 2018 through 2025.
In addition, the SALT deduction (state, local, property, and
sales tax) is now capped at $10,000 ($5,000 for couples filing separately),
whereas in prior tax years there was no cap.
As a result of these and other tax law changes, our estimate
is that nearly 90% of tax filers will now be taking the higher standard
deduction, up from around 70% last year. And if you're in the 90% group, you
won't see a change in your refund after entering your mortgage interest and
Please read this TurboTax FAQ for information on “Why didn't my mortgage or property taxes
increase my refund?”: Why
didn't my mortgage or property taxes increase my refund?
Please read this TurboTax FAQ for additional information on "How do I change from the standard deduction to itemized (or vice-versa)?": How do I change from the standard deduction to itemized (or vice-versa)?
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Now, curiously, it updated Schedule A. My return amount went up as expected. So I went to turn off 'force itemized' and turbotax now still has an amount higher than before, but its still saying i am taking the standard deduction...? Schedule A disappears from my forms list. Some simple math seems the SALT amount + my mortgage is greated than the standard deduction. Is there a way to 'compare' the itemized turbotax is auto-comparing which is better to see the math difference?
To preview all forms, schedules, and worksheets in your return before filing:
1. From the My Account drop-down at the top, select Print Center.
2. In the pop-up, click the first option (Print, save, or preview this year's return). If you haven't paid or registered yet, you'll be prompted to do so before you can view your full return.