Itemizing vs. Standard Deduction (continued)
If you think the taxpayer may benefit from itemizing, enter the qualified expenses on Schedule A. The tax software will automatically select the larger of itemized versus standard deduction.
Itemized deductions include amounts paid for:
To explore all possible deductions during your interview, use the Interview Tips - Itemized Deductions, in the Volunteer Resource Guide (Tab F).
Casualty and theft losses are outside the scope of the VITA/TCE program. Refer taxpayers with these losses to a professional tax preparer.