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mjerin
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Why isn't my state income tax paid showing on the state return?

 
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TomD8
Level 15

Why isn't my state income tax paid showing on the state return?

Are you referring to estimated tax payments?  You must enter your estimated tax payments manually.  Otherwise the program has no way of knowing about them.  Enter them in the Estimates and Other Taxes Paid section of Deductions and Credits.

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JotikaT2
Expert Alumni

Why isn't my state income tax paid showing on the state return?

It depends upon the type of state income tax paid.

 

If the payments were from the withholdings on the wages from your W-2 Form, you can follow the steps below to be sure you have entered them correctly.  Make sure the correct state for withholdings is entered as reported on your W-2 Form.

 

To review or edit your W-2 information, go to the Federal section of the program. 

  1. Select Income & Expenses
  2. Select Job (W-2)
  3. Click Edit/Add to the right of the Job (W-2) 
  4. Proceed to enter your information as prompted
  5. When you get to the state input section in boxes 15-17, be sure to enter your correct state in this section.

State input

 

If you made estimated tax payments, you can review your input as follows to ensure it pulls through into your state return.

 

You can enter your payments in the federal section of the program. 

  1. Select Deductions & Credits 
  2. Scroll down through All Tax Breaks and select Estimates and Other Taxes Paid 
  3. Select Estimated Tax Payments 
  4. Select State estimated taxes for 2020
  5. Select Yes to indicate you did pay estimates for 2020
  6. Proceed to enter your payments as applicable 

State payments

 

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mjerin
New Member

Why isn't my state income tax paid showing on the state return?

It is the tax that was paid on my W2 for the state I live in.  I do not see anything on the state return where I can input that figure.  Thanks for your reply.  I may have to file the state return on my own.

MayaD
Expert Alumni

Why isn't my state income tax paid showing on the state return?

The state tax that was paid on your W-2 must be entered with your W-2 on the federal return. The information will carry over to your state return.

To revisit your W-2:

  1. Login to your account.
  2. Select Federal from the left menu.
  3. Go to Wages and Income 
  4. Select Income & Expenses
  5. Select Job (W-2)
  6. Click Edit/Add to the right of the Job (W-2) 
  7. When you get to the state input section in boxes 15-17, be sure to enter your correct state in this section.
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