Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the Arkansas return. You may need to make manual adjustments to the amounts claimed on the federal return. Make sure that your total itemized deductions exceed the standard deduction.
The standard deduction for your filing status is as follows:
- Single $2,200
- Married Filing Joint $4,400
- Head of Household $2,200
- Married Filing Separately on Same Return $2,200 each
- Married Filing Separately on Different Returns $2,200
- Qualifying Widow(er) $2,200
If you file a married filing separate return, both spouses must claim the same deduction (standard or itemized).
To make manual entries in the Arkansas State return:
- State Section
- Itemized Deductions