"Re: How do I elect to itemize? Box bottom of Schedule A does not accept input."
The program will default to whichever is higher, itemized or standard. You cant just type a number at the bottom of Sch A, you need to fill out Sch A and it will put the total in the bottom box.
If you want to itemize even if the standard deduction is higher, I think theres a box to check somewhere on the Federal Information worksheet. (Ive never had to check it, but I know Ive seen it)
Yes I am aware of the default. I wish to optimize since the deductions are close enough that I will likely benefit more on the state return. The box is at the bottom of Schedule A input as I stated. It does not allow input. Does anyone have an answer to allow me to itemize?
Maybe I need to be more specific. I have input all itemized deductions. Georgia only allows standard of $3,000. Total itemized are very close to standard of $24,400. So by itemizing I will get the full 24,400 on Georgia. I want to override the default and there is a square box on the bottom of Schedule A that allows that. However, it does not allow input. I right clicked for the "about" menu but it was a full Schedule A help and did not address the square box. Nor does double click work. Obviously there is another box someplace on the return but I can't find it. Georgia will only allow itemized if you also itemize on Federal.
In memory of Garrett Morris of SNL fame:
You need to check the box on the federal information worksheet and not directly on Schedule A !!