Yes, if you claimed the Standard Deduction on your federal return, you can still itemize your deductions on the New York 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.
Where do I enter this in my account?
To make manual entries in the New York state return:
- State Section
- New York Return
- Itemized Deductions
What else do I need to know?
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.