Are you filing as Married filing separate? or Joint?
Tell me why you want the itemized, when the standard deduction higher?
You do have this option in your program.
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Each time you visit the question, TurboTax will select the default answer (Standard deduction) even if TurboTax is presently itemizing. Select Itemize deductions, click the Continue button and move on.
Confirm that TurboTax is using itemized deductions by viewing line 8 of Form 1040, not by revisiting the question.
Be aware that if one of you itemizes, both must itemize.
Which form has which box marked "No," Form 2555? Form 2555 has nothing to do with whether or not the Standard deduction or Itemized deductions are used. If all of the Foreign Earned Income is already excluded, there isn't any additional exclusion or deduction for foreign housing expenses. From the Instructions for Form 2555: "You cannot exclude or deduct more than your foreign earned income for the year."