Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the Alabama return. Some items on the federal return are pulled to the state return for you. Please check your return and the PDF to determine if the information was pulled forward for you or if you need to make manual adjustments to the state return.
If you file a married filing separate return, both spouses must claim the same deduction (standard or itemized) unless they have lived apart for the entire tax year.
To make manual entries in the Alabama state return:
- Go to the State Section
- Itemized Deductions