If you are taking the standard deduction, do you still need to enter (non deductible) items like mortgage interest and taxes on your 1040?
Technically, you don't "have" to but you may "want" to. Many states did not adopt the federal changes and you may still be able to itemize on your state's return.
You enter EITHER the standard deduction OR the total of itemized deductions on the 1040. Individual deductions are shown on Schedule A, which you DON'T file if you claim the standard deduction. If you use tax prep software, it may ask you to enter everything so it can determine if you would benefit from itemizing.
No, some programs will ask anyway just to make sure standard is the best
No, and you never did anyway. You entered those itemized deductions on Schedule A.
No. Those are itemized deductions and go on Schedule A. You only include those things if you are going to itemize.
real estate guy
the reason for the standard dedcution is so you don't have to itemize.
No Doing so would be attempted tax fraud You do one or the other no combination allowed
Pascal the Gambler
if your not itemizing deductions, you wouldn't list any. if your list of deductions aren't greater than the standard deduction, you can't itemize, you have to take the standard deduction.
Yes you do.