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forced itemized deductions

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what are forced itemized deductions, my client just has large itemized deuctions so I used them

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That is for tax payers that are MFS and one is itemizing, so the other one has to itemize also, and cannot take the standard deduction

Level 10

Also for when you want to take itemized deductions even if less than the standard deduction.

In VA (and MD) if you have itemized deductions of $11,500 (or $23,500 MFJ) you'll probably be better off paying a little more tax to the IRS out of the much bigger refund you'll receive from VA.