Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the North Carolina 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.
To make manual entries in the North Carolina state return:
- Go to the State Section
- Itemized Deductions