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msindamascus
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Filing separately from my spouse -charitable contributions

I am filing separately from my spouse both of us will itemize with his taking the majority of the deductions.  Can I claim our charitable contributions only on my Sch A and nothing else?
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KarenL2
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Filing separately from my spouse -charitable contributions

Yes, as long as you don't live in a community property state.  Community Property states are: Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin

If you live in a community property state, you will generally split it all 50/50. Some states have specific rules regarding the split, but most community property states follow the 50/50 rule.  The exception would be income earned on assets or investments that were owned by a spouse prior to the marriage and not commingled. Also, inherited income that was not commingled. 


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