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Entering charitable contributions for the 1040 in ProSeries

SOLVEDby IntuitProSeries Basic144Updated 2 weeks ago

Entering charitable contributions depends on the type of contribution:

  • For cash contributions see the Cash Contributions Smart Worksheet on Schedule A, below line 10.
  • For noncash contributions see the Noncash Contributions Smart Worksheet on Schedule A, below line 11.
  • For Cash and Noncash Contributions passed through from a Partnership Schedule K-1, see the Schedule K-1 Partner Worksheet, Line 13 Code A, B, C, D, E, F, or G.
  • For cash and noncash Contributions passed through from an S corporation Schedule K-1, see the Schedule K-1 SCorp Worksheet, Line 12 Code A, B, C, D, E, F, or G.

How do I enter contributions for clients taking the standard deduction?

For tax year 2020 returns, filers taking the standard deduction can claim an adjustment to income of up to $300 (or $150 if Married Filing Separately, $600 if Married Filing Jointly). The adjustment is reported on Form 1040, line 10b.

To generate this deduction:

  1. Open the Schedule A.
  2. Scroll down to the Cash Contributions Smart Worksheet above line 11 and enter the charitable contributions.
  3. Open the 1040/1040SR Wks.
  4. Scroll down to the section for Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR, Lines 8-11.
  5. Review the transferred amount on line 10a and adjust the amount as needed.
  6. On line 10b enter the amount you want to take in addition to the standard deduction.

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