You will need to manually adjust the amounts associated with your itemized deductions on your Mississippi return.
Standard or Itemized Deductions and Exemptions
You may select to either itemize deductions or select the standard deduction for your filing status, whichever produces the greater tax benefit.
*Note: The program will automatically apply the better tax benefit deduction to your Mississippi state return based on the entries made in the return.
- You cannot deduct any state income taxes, or taxes allowed for Federal purposes, in lieu of state income tax. This includes any taxes withheld for Mississippi gaming winnings which can't be deducted.
- You cannot itemize gambling losses on your Mississippi return
- Married individuals who have separate income may file a combined return and can divide their itemized deductions between themselves in any amount.
Standard Deductions and Exemptions:
Married - Filing Joint or Combined Return: The $4,600 standard deduction and the $12,000 authorized exemption may be divided in any amount between the spouses when they are filing a combined return.
Married - Filing Separate (two returns): Each individual must claim the $6,000 authorized exemption and may either claim the $2,300 standard deduction or their Schedule A itemized deductions. Any portion of the $2,300 standard deduction or the $6,000 exemption that is unused by one spouse on their separate return can't used by the other spouse.
Married – Spouse Died during the tax year: If the spouse passed away during the tax year and the surviving spouse did not remarry during the tax year, the surviving spouse may report the spouse's income before the spouse's death and their income for all of the tax year. The primary taxpayer on the return must be the surviving spouse.