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mtkelly5
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My 2015 state tax deduction was $7,220. My state tax refund was $677 in 2016. I have included as a refund on my 2016 return, but my form 1040 shows 0 on line 10. Why?

I do not understand why the refund from prior year is not taxable.

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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

My 2015 state tax deduction was $7,220. My state tax refund was $677 in 2016. I have included as a refund on my 2016 return, but my form 1040 shows 0 on line 10. Why?

You may have used the sales tax deduction as the option to deduct state tax in 2015.

Schedule A line 5b.

If that was the case, or if you took the standard deduction in 2015, the refund is not taxable in 2016.

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KrisD
Intuit Alumni

My 2015 state tax deduction was $7,220. My state tax refund was $677 in 2016. I have included as a refund on my 2016 return, but my form 1040 shows 0 on line 10. Why?

You may have used the sales tax deduction as the option to deduct state tax in 2015.

Schedule A line 5b.

If that was the case, or if you took the standard deduction in 2015, the refund is not taxable in 2016.

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