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MD state tax payment made in 2019 for a previous year



In 2019, I received at a Notice of Intent to Offset from Maryland for a previous tax year. I made the payment, but after, I received had learned that I over paid the Intent notice; thereby, receiving a refund for the over payment.

My question, will this over payment show up in my next year's i.e. 2020 taxes as income?


Thank you in advance,

Charles, Jr.

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MD state tax payment made in 2019 for a previous year

It depends.


Your state refund will either be fully taxable or even partially taxable depending upon how much the deduction affected your refund or tax liability. 


All 3 of the following must be true or the refund to affect your 2020 tax return. 

  • You itemized deductions last year 
  • You claimed state and local income taxes 
  • Claiming the deduction helped you increase your federal refund or lower your tax bill 
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