Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the California return. You must complete the Itemized Deductions section of the federal return (Schedule A). Then, you may need to make additional manual adjustments to the amounts claimed on the federal return.
If you file a married filing separate return, both spouses must claim the same deduction (standard or itemized).
To manually enter itemized deductions in the California state return, use the pathway below:
- State Section
- Edit (Three Dots)
- Itemized Deductions