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mksolly285
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I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

I can see federal income tax withheld, social security tax withheld,  and Medicare tax withheld. I'm assuming that's not the withholdings this is referring to and therefore I have no idea what to put here.


I have 2 tax refunds, one from Connecticut and one from Massachusetts

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viktoriyab11
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I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

  1. Look on your Form W-2 for 2016. In box 17 of the W-2, you will find your annual state withhold.
  2. Total payments and withholdings are the sums of boxes 17 on your W2 forms, plus any additional estimated taxes paid, in that particular state.
  3. Once you enter the information for state 1 (CT or MA), please repeat the same steps for state 2 (CT or MA).

[Edited 01.11.18 | 3:19 PM]

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viktoriyab11
New Member

I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

  1. Look on your Form W-2 for 2016. In box 17 of the W-2, you will find your annual state withhold.
  2. Total payments and withholdings are the sums of boxes 17 on your W2 forms, plus any additional estimated taxes paid, in that particular state.
  3. Once you enter the information for state 1 (CT or MA), please repeat the same steps for state 2 (CT or MA).

[Edited 01.11.18 | 3:19 PM]

anne-dudley
New Member

I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

To clarify, does this mean that number should be the same for all states that you enter?
smokeyc978
Level 1

I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

Why 2016?? We are in 2020 and we are all trying to file our 2019 stuff. So we need to look at 2018 for the state stuff? Why are u saying to look at 2016 what does 2016 have to do with my 2019 taxes, why does turbo tax say 2018? And why are u saying 2016?

lroger6485
Level 1

I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

This. I keep seeing "2016" in the answers to all these questions asked recently, and it just makes things more confusing. 

KarenM90
Level 11

I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

The Total payments and withholding would be amounts that were paid in to those states (since we are filing for 2019, we would be looking at these for 2018.)

 

Payments would be either estimated payments mailed to the state (not likely), or actual payments that were due on your state or local income tax return

 

Withholding would be amounts on your W2 or 1099's that were withheld for State or Local Tax.  On a 2018 W2 they would be Box 17 (State Income Tax) and Box 19 (Local Income Tax)

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mcandrewsk
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I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

I have to report Refunds for Tax year 2015, 2016, and 2017 on my 2018 Taxes using info on Form 1099G. Do I use the total payments and withholding from 2014 for 2015; 2015 for 2016; and 2017 for 2018?

 

fanfare
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I have no idea what the "total of all payments and withholdings" is for my CT and MA local/state tax refund.

This is all an issue only if you itemized in one or more of those years and deducted state or local taxes on Schedule A.

 

If you didn't itemize you can skip all that Q&A.

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