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starfisht
Level 2

2020 CARES act charity deduction in Turbotax

I understand that a maximum $600 deduction is allowed for a joint return even if non-itemized for 2020. I entered my charity donation (cash) using the step by step process. It exceeds $600. 

Seems to me that Turbotax should have transferred that number (600) to line 10b of form 1040. It's blank. My donations do appear in the Charitable Organizations Worksheet. Why isn't it in 1040? 

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Bsch4477
Level 15

2020 CARES act charity deduction in Turbotax

The maximum is $300 if filing jointly for 2020. It is $600 on your 2021 return. 

starfisht
Level 2

2020 CARES act charity deduction in Turbotax

Thanks. So I manually entered 300 on the line 10b of the 1040 Wks and it properly transferred over to the 1040.

I'm surprised that I had to do that. I would have expected TT to handle that automatically, given that I had entered my charity donation.

nogeek7
Returning Member

2020 CARES act charity deduction in Turbotax

1st time TT user, so sorry for simple question ... where is this 1040 WKS you speak of? cant find it, to enter 300 charity override for non itemizer. 

VolvoGirl
Level 15

2020 CARES act charity deduction in Turbotax

To get the $300 Charity Deduction in addition to the Standard Deduction in the Desktop program, see this post
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/re-2020-tax/01/1810277#M644012


See this work-around to get the 300 to show up
https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-credits-deductions/discussion/re-review/01/1989529#M187611

 

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