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BR1967
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Where is 529 Deduction in Illinois Turbo Tax form?

I just entered information into my Turbo Tax Illinois State tax form. The last couple of years, the interview asked about 529 deductions but this year nothing came up. I made a deduction to Brightstar (Illinois 529 program) but nothing shows up in the Illinois form about this. I checked with the Illinois Dept of Revenue and it shows that such contributions are still deductible. So how come it isn't showing up in Turbo Tax Illinois? 

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ChristieB
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Where is 529 Deduction in Illinois Turbo Tax form?

In the desktop version of TurboTax, you can enter your Bright Start contributions for Illinois in the following location:

1.) In the first part of the Illinois state section, there will be a screen that says Here's the income that Illinois handles differently

2.) Under Education, select Start next to College savings and prepaid tuition plan contributions

3.) On the next screen, you will be able to enter your Bright Start account number and contribution amount 

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ChristieB
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Where is 529 Deduction in Illinois Turbo Tax form?

In the desktop version of TurboTax, you can enter your Bright Start contributions for Illinois in the following location:

1.) In the first part of the Illinois state section, there will be a screen that says Here's the income that Illinois handles differently

2.) Under Education, select Start next to College savings and prepaid tuition plan contributions

3.) On the next screen, you will be able to enter your Bright Start account number and contribution amount 

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scott8494
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Where is 529 Deduction in Illinois Turbo Tax form?

Does this mean the online version will have missed walking through this deduction for state?
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