Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
pai_pai
New Member

I amended my 2017 federal taxes, how do i report the refund?

 
1 Best answer

Accepted Solutions
BMcCalpin
Level 13

I amended my 2017 federal taxes, how do i report the refund?

You do not need to report your federal tax refund on your federal return.

Federal tax paid is not deductible on the federal return, so federal tax refunds are not reportable as income.

However, there are a few states (very few) that permit the deduction of federal income tax paid; it is possible that this may affect your prior year state return or your current year state return.

Since I do not know what state you are in, let me suggest that you read this link to see if this even affects you - https://www.thebalance.com/deducting-federal-income-taxes-on-your-state-return-3193248

View solution in original post

1 Reply
BMcCalpin
Level 13

I amended my 2017 federal taxes, how do i report the refund?

You do not need to report your federal tax refund on your federal return.

Federal tax paid is not deductible on the federal return, so federal tax refunds are not reportable as income.

However, there are a few states (very few) that permit the deduction of federal income tax paid; it is possible that this may affect your prior year state return or your current year state return.

Since I do not know what state you are in, let me suggest that you read this link to see if this even affects you - https://www.thebalance.com/deducting-federal-income-taxes-on-your-state-return-3193248

Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v