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PJinNH
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Last yr I went thru the itemized deduct. only to find out it was better to use stnd deduct. Nothing has really changed from last year can I just go to Stnd. Deduct?

...without having to go through the whole song and dance with the itemized deductions?
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robtm
Level 8

Last yr I went thru the itemized deduct. only to find out it was better to use stnd deduct. Nothing has really changed from last year can I just go to Stnd. Deduct?

When you get to the Deductions screen let everything default to 0 and TT will apply the standard deduction automatically.

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Last yr I went thru the itemized deduct. only to find out it was better to use stnd deduct. Nothing has really changed from last year can I just go to Stnd. Deduct?

If you want to skip entering your itemized deductions you can do that.  Many people will not have enough itemized deductions this year to itemize, and will just be getting their new higher standard deduction.  The thing is, though, that some of those deductions could make a difference on a state return even if they do not affect your federal return.  Information flows from your federal return to your state return, so it might not be a bad idea to go ahead and enter them anyhow.  It cannot hurt you.

 

The following states allow you to itemize deductions on just the state return: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin, 

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PJinNH
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Last yr I went thru the itemized deduct. only to find out it was better to use stnd deduct. Nothing has really changed from last year can I just go to Stnd. Deduct?

Thank you.  Fortunately living in New Hampshire, I don't need to file a State return.

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