Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the Kentucky 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.
To make manual entries in the Kentucky state return:
- Go to the State Section
- Edit Kentucky
- Itemized Deductions
What if we are married filing separately?
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.