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Thanks Linda.  I have one last question.  I went back over the last 3 years and haven't had an AMT.  We did have an increase in AGI of about $50,000.  When I first was reading about deducting state taxes paid for previous years an article stated that it should be place in "miscellaneous deductions".  So I first placed the $2300 there.  Until I later figured out that was the wrong place to put it.  After reading the links you shared it does say high miscellaneous deductions is a trigger for AMT.  Could I have accidently triggered that myself by initially placing the $2300 in miscellaneous deductions?  Is there a way to back out that trigger on turbotax or could I start all over(start a new tax return) and see if doing that still triggers the AMT?  Or am I just barking up the wrong tree?