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Subject:  Charitable carryovers...can I do it? Date:  3/5/2001  9:09 AM
Author:  hawk74 Number:  47684 of 128700

Ok, can't find any answers for this one. Any help?

I have taken the standard deduction in all previous tax years. This year is the first year I can itemize, thanks to a house, etc. I have significant charitable contributions from the previous years while I was taking a standard deduction, none of which could be used/counted against taxes due (since the standard deduction was taken). Can I file these contribution amounts on the "Contributions Carryover from previous years" line on Sched A? If so, what portion of the standard deduction must be subtracted (a percentage that counts as charitable contributions)? Thanks in advance for your help.


(benefiting greatly from charitable carryovers since he converted a heavy traditional to a roth this year)
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