Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the Minnesota return. You must complete the Itemized Deductions section of the federal return. 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) unless they have lived apart for the entire tax year.
Your itemized deductions will be reduced if your income exceeds $199,850 ($99,925 if married filing separately).
Where do I make the manual entries?
To make manual entries on the Minnesota Return, go to:
- Go to State Section
- Edit State
- Subtractions From Income