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There is a limitation for charitable contributions as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions.

The charitable contribution amounts are reported on Schedule A, Lines 11, 12, 13, and 14. The contribution limitation on Line 14 is computed on the Charitable Contribution Limitation Worksheet. Contributions are compared with the adjusted gross income on IRS Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

To view the worksheet in TaxAct Online:

  1. From within your TaxAct Online return, click Print Center down the left side to expand, then click Custom Print.
  2. Check what you wish to print (the top section contains individual forms or schedules and the bottom section contains documents or worksheets). You may need to scroll down in the section to locate the items.
  3. Click the Print, then click the PDF link. Click the printer icon or the save icon (available when you hover your mouse over the PDF form) to print or save the PDF copy.

Note. If you see a message indicating you have not paid your return fees, click the View/Pay your return fees link, which will direct you through the Paper Filing steps. Continue through the screens until you have processed the payment for your product fees, then repeat the steps to print.

To view the worksheet in TaxAct Desktop:

  1. Start your TaxAct Desktop program.
  2. Click Forms in the top left corner.
  3. Click to expand the Federal folder, then click to expand the Worksheets folder.
  4. Scroll down and double-click the Schedule A Contribution Limitations - Contribution Limitation Worksheet link.
  5. Click the Printer icon in the toolbar.

In the print dialog box that appears, you can send the output to a printer or a PDF document. If you wish to only print preview the document, check Print Preview. Once the Print Preview window opens, click Print to actually print the document.

The Charitable Contribution Limitation Worksheet will reflect the calculation of the limited amount which flows to Line 14 of Federal Schedule A. Along with reflecting the current year's limitation, it will also show the carryover from the prior year and the carryover to the following year.

If the current year's information is imported into next year's TaxAct return, the Total Contribution Carryover amount will appear on the worksheet as a carryover from a prior year and will automatically transfer to Line 13 of Federal Schedule A.

Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the document at the time it is accessed.


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