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dawn634
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

 
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DanielV01
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

Yes, you are correct.  It would be the amount in box 2 of your 2016 w-2.  The reason why Iowa needs this information is because they provide a deduction for your Federal taxes on the state return.  Thus, when you get a refund, that refund is potentially taxable in Iowa.  TurboTax needs this information in order to correctly calculate your Iowa taxable income.

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dawn634
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

So it is the same because it says Fed income tax after non-refundable credits?
DanielV01
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

That line is asking for different information.  Tax withheld was what was on your w-2.  This question deals with how much tax you were REQUIRED to pay.  In 2016, did you file Form 1040EZ (simplest), 1040A ("short"), or 1040 ("long") form?
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dawn634
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

1040EZ
DanielV01
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

The information you need for this question is on line 6 of Form 1040EZ.  The other question is box 2 of your 2016 W-2
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dawn634
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

Is that the same line I would find the fed income tax after non refundable credits?
DanielV01
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

Yes, line 6 from your 2016 1040EZ
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dawn634
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

ok something does not seem right my refund went from 63.00 to 429.00 for state.I think i am reading something wrong
DanielV01
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On my Iowa state form it asks for my Fed Income tax withheld from 2016. Is that the amount on my w-2 from 2016? And why do they need that?

Unfortunately, I can't see your screen.  Make sure you don't have the numbers transposed (having the line 6 1040EZ info where the W-2 box 2 info should go).  Also make sure that you have have not put in information from one of the other boxes (such as box 1 of your w2).  But if your inputting is correct, then your result should also be correct.
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