Married Filing Separate - Itemized or Standard Deduction Checked in Error

If you're filing Married Filing Separate and one taxpayer itemizes, both must itemize. If you indicated that the spouse itemizes in error, you must go back and uncheck that box.

To uncheck the Check box if your spouse itemizes deductions option:

  1. From within your TaxAct® return (Online or Desktop) click Federal. On smaller devices, click the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal
  2. Click Basic Information in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and then click Filing Status
  3. Select Married filing separately (temporarily, if you intend to use a different filing status) and click Continue until you reach the screen titled Spouse Itemizes
  4. Uncheck the box titled Check box if your spouse itemizes deductions
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select the correct filing status, if necessary