Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the Arkansas return.
You will need to enter your itemized deduction amounts into your federal return in order to pull them into the state. The program will calculate the better of Arkansas Standard Deduction vs. Itemized Deductions for your Arkansas return. You are able to force the use of the standard or itemized regardless of which is greater by making this designation within the state return.
The standard deduction for your filing status is as follows:
- Single: $2,340
- Married Filing Joint: $4,680
- Head of Household: $2,340
- Married Filing Separately on Same Return: $2,340 each
- Married Filing Separately on Different Returns: $2,340
- Surviving Spouse: $2,340
If you file a married filing separate return, both spouses must claim the same deduction (standard or itemized). If you selected to file a married filing combined return, your itemized deductions will be prorated between you and your spouse automatically based on income.
- State Section
- Edit Arkansas state return
- Itemized Deductions