#Good news! The IRS has extended the tax deadline to April 18th! As long as you submit your federal return by midnight on 4/18/2018, you won't be considered a late filer for your federal return. Direct debit tax payments that are submitted with your federal return (or on the IRS website) by 4/18 are also considered timely filed ×

I entered charitable amounts here but it’s not showing up on my tax return. Why is that?

You can only deduct charitable contributions if you are claiming itemized deductions (Form 1040 Schedule A). If you haven’t seen a difference on your return after entering your charitable amounts, you might be using the standard deduction.

The standard deduction is a dollar amount based on your filing status that reduces the amount of income subject to tax. If you’re legally blind or older than 65, additional amounts are added to the standard deduction.

Credit Karma Tax automatically chooses the deduction that is larger, but you’ll be able to override this automation if you itemize your return. If you choose standard deduction rather than itemizing your deductions, you won’t be able to deduct your charitable contributions.

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