Perhaps I'm making this more complicated than it should be, but I'm still unclear as to which Mtg. Int deduction figure should be included in the CA adjustments. Since I used the Fed standard deduction instead of itemized deductions for Fed tax return, shouldn't I be able to add back the entire CA qualified mtg interest ($8,080) on my CA adjustments? Case 1: (use the figure TT automatically plugs in to Col C) Accept the figure TT automatically plugged in to Col C, $3,699. This is the difference between qualified mtg int allowed if I had itemized on my federal return (Col A $4,379) and the qualified mtg int allowed for CA deduction ($8,080). Case 2: (override TT figure in Col C and add a comment) Enter $8,080 in Col C to add back the full amount that CA allows. Add an explanation why this figure was used. Case 3: (override TT figure in Col A and add a comment) Enter $8,829 in Col A (total interest paid) to override the figure that TT pulled from Fed itemized deductions ($4,379). Add an explanation why this figure was used. I previously tried manipulating figures in TT, but kept getting errors on my review, and finally gave up.
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Still a bit unclear as to how much of my mortgage interest I can claim on CA itemized deductions if I use the federal standard deduction. Hypothetical: Mtg Interest paid in 2018: $8,800 Qualified Interest I could have claimed if I had itemized on Fed taxes: $4,378 Qualified Interest I could claim when itemize on CA taxes: $8,080 On my CA adjustments worksheet, TT plugs in $3,699 as the amount I can add back (difference between $8,080 I can claim on CA taxes and $4,378, the amount I could have claimed if I had used standard deduction on Fed taxes). Is this correct, or can I claim the full $8,080 and how do I override the figure TT automatically plugs in?
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