If you need to generate a federal Schedule A for your itemized deductions even though you did not itemize, you will need to force the itemized deductions on the federal return.
To force the form to generate, follow this path:
- Federal Section
- Itemized Deductions
- Use Standard or Itemized Deductions
- Force to use itemized deduction.
Why would I need a federal Schedule A if it was not filed with my return?
Some states require you to supply a separate federal Schedule A when you file a federal return using the standard deduction and a state return using itemized deductions.