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morkin
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I divorced in 2018. For 2017, I was MFJ. We received a state income tax refund. For my 2018 return, I need to claim this as income. How much do I claim, half? All of it?

 
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DDollar
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I divorced in 2018. For 2017, I was MFJ. We received a state income tax refund. For my 2018 return, I need to claim this as income. How much do I claim, half? All of it?

If you lived in a community property state, you would each claim half of it.  If you are not in a community property state you can do it however the two of you agree: 50% each, one of you claim it all, etc. 

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morkin
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I divorced in 2018. For 2017, I was MFJ. We received a state income tax refund. For my 2018 return, I need to claim this as income. How much do I claim, half? All of it?

One additional comment, TurboTax asks for "Total Refund Received in 2018" so I can enter 50% of that. For the next question, "Total of all your payments and withholding", do I just eneter 50% of what is on our state tax form? Or do I enter the actual amount of State withholding from my W-2?
DDollar
Level 7

I divorced in 2018. For 2017, I was MFJ. We received a state income tax refund. For my 2018 return, I need to claim this as income. How much do I claim, half? All of it?

If you lived in a community property state, you would each claim half of it.  If you are not in a community property state you can do it however the two of you agree: 50% each, one of you claim it all, etc. 

VolvoGirl
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I divorced in 2018. For 2017, I was MFJ. We received a state income tax refund. For my 2018 return, I need to claim this as income. How much do I claim, half? All of it?

And FYI here's some general info.  If you used Turbo Tax last year you should start a brand new account for yourself and not transfer from last year.  Online is only good for 1 return.  But you can use the same email address for 5 accounts.   How to start another return in the Online version      <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288574">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3288574</a>

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