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The Massachusetts solar electricity credit does not appear in my Mass. return. How do I claim this credit using Turbo Tax and how can I get a carry-forward for next year

I have claimed the federal solar electricity tax credit, but the Mass. credit does not appear.  How can I claim this credit and get a carry-forward for next year?

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The Massachusetts solar electricity credit does not appear in my Mass. return. How do I claim this credit using Turbo Tax and how can I get a carry-forward for next year

TurboTax's handling of the solar credit is needlessly confusing.

1. If you haven't already, you must complete Schedule EC yourself. You can get a copy of the form from Mass DOR: http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dor/forms/inctax16/addl/sch-ec.pdf

2. You enter the credit amount on the MA Credits screen as a "Business related non-refundable credit" - ignore the fact that you may not be a business.

3. Select the "Solar and Wind Energy Credit". Just enter the credit amounts - ignore the fields that don't apply to you.

TurboTax should generate Schedule CMS for you. You won't be able to e-file, as you need to send in the paper Schedule EC with your tax return.

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The Massachusetts solar electricity credit does not appear in my Mass. return. How do I claim this credit using Turbo Tax and how can I get a carry-forward for next year

TurboTax's handling of the solar credit is needlessly confusing.

1. If you haven't already, you must complete Schedule EC yourself. You can get a copy of the form from Mass DOR: http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dor/forms/inctax16/addl/sch-ec.pdf

2. You enter the credit amount on the MA Credits screen as a "Business related non-refundable credit" - ignore the fact that you may not be a business.

3. Select the "Solar and Wind Energy Credit". Just enter the credit amounts - ignore the fields that don't apply to you.

TurboTax should generate Schedule CMS for you. You won't be able to e-file, as you need to send in the paper Schedule EC with your tax return.

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