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Level 7

Turbo Tax Absolute Zero and Charitable Donation / Charitable Contribution: Can You Still Use TurboTax Absolute Zero?

Can someone who meets the requirements of  TurboTax Absolute Zero can use it if they made charitable donatation or charitable contribution to a non-profit 501c organization ( Examples include The Salvation Army, Goodwill, local PBS / NPR station) and has no plans on itemizing a charitable donation/contribution, but simply wants a tax break? Should the individual use TurboTax Absolute Zero or another verision of TurboTax?

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Level 11

Turbo Tax Absolute Zero and Charitable Donation / Charitable Contribution: Can You Still Use TurboTax Absolute Zero?

No, the Federal Free version, included in Absolute Zero, cannot be used for itemized deductions, such as charitable contributions.

Level 7

Turbo Tax Absolute Zero and Charitable Donation / Charitable Contribution: Can You Still Use TurboTax Absolute Zero?

What if you are not itemizing deductions for charitable donations and simply just want a tax break for charitable donations? 

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Level 11

Turbo Tax Absolute Zero and Charitable Donation / Charitable Contribution: Can You Still Use TurboTax Absolute Zero?

The only way to receive a "tax break" for charitable donations is to itemize those donations as part of your Schedule A for itemized deductions.

Level 7

Turbo Tax Absolute Zero and Charitable Donation / Charitable Contribution: Can You Still Use TurboTax Absolute Zero?

Thank you.