TurboTax Deluxe CD/Download Windows I hope you can help me with a new problem since you solved my last one. I went through all the itemizing steps for my federal return but it turned out that the standard deductions were better. I have a copy of 2020 Form 1040, Schedule A - Itemized Deductions hot off my printer so there is no question that I went through the steps. I also have a copy of Form 2-Page 7-2020 Montana State Return Itemized Deductions Schedule hot off my printer. Why then, as I go through Step-by-Step for the Montana return, when I reach the screen that says “Montana Itemized Deductions MFSC”, is it telling me: “To itemize deductions on your Montana return, you must go back to your federal return and enter your federal itemized deductions there. Then return here and allocate your deductions between you and your spouse.” (On federal I filed Married Filing Jointly; on state I am filing Married Filing Separately because that is what TT recommended.) I’ve ALREADY gone through the steps! As I went through Federal 2020 Step-by Step, I entered all our information to itemize including a long list to value all my deceased husband’s wardrobe donated to an approved charity (men’s shelter), long list of all the checks to charities, medical bills, mileages, etc. etc. Just like 2019, after I finished itemizing, TT said Federal standard deductions were more advantageous. I finished my Federal return, it was okayed by TT but not filed and now I am working on my Montana state return. All the information for itemizing is in there and I have both State and Federal forms printed to prove I haven’t lost my marbles..... so what is the problem? In 2019 the itemization schedule automatically transferred into the MT state return so why not in 2020? Thank you for your help!
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