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s_bedford
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

 
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JulieR
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

TurboTax allows you to take Standard Deduction for your Federal Return and elect to itemize your deductions on your state return if your state allows you to make this election. You do not tell me what state you will file in so you will need to look at your state's income tax rules to see if your state allows this election.

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s_bedford
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

I live in Virginia, so if Turbo Tax won't let me Itemize on the Federal forms, I can't Itemize on the State forms.  But I owe Virginia $$$$$$$, so I'd like to see if itemizing would help.
macuser_22
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

You can check the actual amount of itemized deductions by using the Search Topics for "itemized deductions, choosing" (under "My Account, Tools" in the online versions).    Click on "Change my deduction". That will display the actual amount of itemized deductions vs. the standard deduction.    (Be sure to uncheck "Change my deduction" after checking it so you do not lock in the wrong deduction.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
s_bedford
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

thank you so much!
JulieR
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

TurboTax allows you to take Standard Deduction for your Federal Return and elect to itemize your deductions on your state return if your state allows you to make this election. You do not tell me what state you will file in so you will need to look at your state's income tax rules to see if your state allows this election.

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russkimb
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Is there a way to force using the Schedule A (if the deductions on it are less than $24,000)? It's possible what I'd lose on the federal taxes I'd regain on my State.

Same question for the State of Alabama.  Turbo Tax recommends use of Standard Deduction; however, it’s more beneficial to itemize for Alabama return. Alabama require filing with copy of Schedule A of Federal return.
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