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hurley-kathleen
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Is there a glitch with the 2020 Turbo Tax? When I enter $300 for charitable deductions (I took the standard deduction) I get an error message that my amount is too high.

 
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DanaB27
Employee Tax Expert

Is there a glitch with the 2020 Turbo Tax? When I enter $300 for charitable deductions (I took the standard deduction) I get an error message that my amount is too high.

This year you can claim $300 as an adjustment to income (line 10b) if you made a cash contributions to a charitable organization, while claiming the Standard Deduction.

 

Please follow these steps to enter the charitable cash contribution for 10b (do not enter the under Itemized Deductions) :

  1. Login to your TurboTax Account 
  2. Click "Federal" from the left side of your screen
  3. Click “Deductions &Credits” on the top
  4. Scroll all the way down and click the "Wrap up tax breaks" button
  5. Continue until the "Charitable Cash Contributions under Cares Act" screen
  6. Enter your charitable cash contributions.
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IraBeckerman
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Is there a glitch with the 2020 Turbo Tax? When I enter $300 for charitable deductions (I took the standard deduction) I get an error message that my amount is too high.

I have Turbotax Deluxe on my MacBook, not online.  Continue to get an error message when I check my federal return. I am taking a standard deduction and wish to claim the $300 deduction.

DanaB27
Employee Tax Expert

Is there a glitch with the 2020 Turbo Tax? When I enter $300 for charitable deductions (I took the standard deduction) I get an error message that my amount is too high.

Please follow these steps to claim cash contributions while getting the Standard Deduction in TurboTax Desktop:

  1. Click "Federal Taxes" from the top of your screen
  2. Click “Deductions &Credits” on the top
  3. Click on "I'll choose what to work on"
  4. Scroll all the way down and click the "Done with deductions" button
  5. Continue until you will get "The Standard Deduction is right for you" and click continue
  6. Continue until the "Any charitable cash contributions" screen
  7. Enter your charitable cash contributions made in 2020.

Please make sure your software is updated.

 

If this doesn't help then please contact TurboTax for more direct help: What is the TurboTax phone number?

 

@IraBeckerman

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