Can you provide the source or regulation reference in MA that stipulates that:
"Since Massachusetts does not allow a deduction for amounts originally contributed to IRA or Keogh, the distributions are NOT taxable until the full amount of our contributions which were previously subject to MA taxes are recovered"
Check the FULL instructions for line 2 of the Schedule X. It starts on page 19 of the MA Form 1 "Instructions" available as a PDF at the following URL: Other details are also provided in that PDF
Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the instructions in schedule X.
But I need the source of that regulation, like a citation on which statute or tax regulations and rules.
I tried to claim a refund from previous years when I had paid tax on distributions from IRA and Keogh which should have been not taxable under this rule.
DOR asked for support of tax laws and regulations for my claim.
I am unsure if just by quoting the Schedule X instructions would be sufficient
Perhaps your "Explanation" was unclear on your amended return.
It is all laid out in the MA Instructions, including the Worksheet for Schedule X,
so how can the tax examiner be unaware of this ?
You may want to include a completed copy of your Schedule X Line 2 Worksheet, conveniently split for you on pages 19-20.