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maxpip
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Should I deduct $1500 or $3000 for rent in Massachusetts?

On the Massachusetts state income tax return Form 1, line 14 is the rental deduction. I am filing head of household but my wife who lives and works in another state is filing her own state taxes as married filing separately. In this case should I deduct $3000 or $1500?

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Zbucklyo
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Should I deduct $1500 or $3000 for rent in Massachusetts?

$3000.  You are limited to $1500 only if MFS.  Good question, though.  The point of the limitation is to prevent double-dipping from spouses who live in the same household.

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Zbucklyo
Level 9

Should I deduct $1500 or $3000 for rent in Massachusetts?

$3000.  You are limited to $1500 only if MFS.  Good question, though.  The point of the limitation is to prevent double-dipping from spouses who live in the same household.

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dwg1958
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Should I deduct $1500 or $3000 for rent in Massachusetts?

If you are using Turbo Tax, it will figure out that for you automatically

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