TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ

How do I enter a charitable carryover?

If you had unused charitable carryovers on last year's return, and you transferred that return over, you don't have to do a thing – we've already entered that for you.

Otherwise, follow these directions to manually enter your charitable carryover:

  1. Sign into the Turbotax mobile app
  2. Tap on the orange Take me to my return button.
  3. Tap the red TurboTax checkmark on the upper left side of the screen.
  4. Tap on Federal Taxes and then Deductions & Credits.
  5. Tap Charitable Donations Carryover from 2015.
  6. Enter Your Charitable Carryovers, swipe right and follow the on screen instructions.  

Tip: Most qualified charitable organizations are 50% limit organizations, which means you'll enter the carryover on the Enter Your Charitable Carryovers screen. 20% and 30% limit organizations are entered on the following screen, Other Carryovers. More information about 50%, 30%, and 20% limit organizations is available at the IRS webpage.