Double check your filing status on the Information Worksheet be sure your selection there matches what you think the standard deduction should be. Also, check under Part X - Standard Deduction/Itemized Deductions is the box check on Use Standard deduction even if less than itemized
I am wondering if it is because the standard deduction + the nonitemizer charitable for my client is greater than total Sch A? Total Sch A = $27,659 and Std deduction = $27,400. Clearly Sch A is greater, but Std deduction + nonitemizer charitable is greater than Sch A ($27,400+300=$27,700)
Now that you mention it. That is exactly what is happening. just couldn't figure it out.
They are very close...Std. Ded. $24,800 with itemized deductions $24880.
If they take the $300 charitable deduction up front, they still get the $24,800.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts!