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KrisD15
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1098 has box 4 but turbo tax doesn't give me that option to add

Please clarify which type of 1098, 

Education Expenses or

Mortgage Interest 

Something else

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Hal_Al
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1098 has box 4 but turbo tax doesn't give me that option to add

At the bottom of the screen titled "Lets get the details of your 1098", click on the link "What if I have something in box 4 of my 1098" for instructions. 

 

What if my 1098 has value in Box 4 (Refund of Overpaid Interest)?
Refund of Overpaid Interest in same Calendar Year

If overpaid interest was reimbursed in the same calendar year as paid it should be netted in Box 1 (Mortgage interest received). No action is required. Input your 1098 with the amount in Box 1.

For example, if you paid $5,000 in interest and were reimbursed $500 of that amount in the current year. Box 1 should reflect $4,500 as interest paid and nothing should be in Box 4.

Refund of Overpaid Interest in a different year

If you received a reimbursement of interest this year and in prior year you deduct the interest for a tax benefit you would reconcile the reimbursement.

Example: You overpaid $700 of interest last year and included the amount of your deductible interest on Schedule A. The next year you received the $700 back. The Bank sends you a 1098 that reflects $700 in Box 4 and nothing in Box 1. Since you deducted your income in a prior year and received a refund in a different year the $700 is treated as income in the year received. The income is reported under Miscellaneous Income:Reimbursed deductions from a prior year.

If you did not itemize or did not include the interest on your tax return the amount on 1098 Box 4 does not need to be included in your current tax return.

1098 has box 4 but turbo tax doesn't give me that option to add

This is for mortgage interest

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