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Why am I unable to enter more than one 1099-G per state refund received?

Some TurboTax customers trying to enter multiple 1099-G forms for the same state and tax year may get You have already entered amounts for this state or locality, as shown below:

Who is affected?

Taxpayers who meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Received multiple 1099-Gs for the same state or locality for the same tax year
  2. Are entering the refund from the second 1099-G
  3. Are typically (although not exclusively) married couples who are filing jointly this year, but filed separate tax returns for the prior tax year in question

Solution

If you want to treat the entire state/locality refund amount as taxable, you can simply add the amounts together and enter the combined sum as a single 1099-G entry.

You can also combine the 1099-Gs if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • Are filing a joint return with your spouse this year
  • Filed separate returns during the prior tax year in question
  • You both chose the same deduction on your federal return (itemized or standard) for that prior tax year
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