Lacerte 2020 is taking the standard deduction on a return that I marked as MFS must itemize. I think the software needs an update. I can't get it to take itemized deductions.
Where are you entering the MUST ITEMIZE?
Screen 1, just check the box below Filing Status
Screen 25, Enter 1 in the first entry field. (Notice this is an Override [O])
It is working fine for me.
I have Screen 1 checked Lives with spouse and must itemize. I have Screen 25 checked 1=must itemize. I am still getting the standard deduction.
I am glad it is working for you, but I just updated today, and still isn't working.
What about the spouse's filing status?
I don't see where to input the spouse's filing status.
I figured it out... I inadvertently checked the box to deduct charitable contributions if taking the standard deduction. Apparently, this box overrides. Thank you for your help.