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Christine thomas
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payment of taxes

If a person is paying IRS and it is taken out of the check can the person claim it on their income tax as a deduction and if they can what line does it go on

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Level 15

payment of taxes

Payment of federal back taxes owed is not deductible nor reported on a federal tax return.

Opus 17
Level 15

payment of taxes

Federal income tax is never a federal tax deduction, whether current or past due.  

Some states allow a state deduction for federal taxes and you could include past-due taxes in the year you actually pay them.  You would have to look on the page for state-specific deductions.  

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
Level 15

payment of taxes

There are six states that allow you to enter the federal tax you paid on your state return--Alabama, Iowa. Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, and Oregon.  If you are filing in one of these states watch for the deduction when you prepare your state return.

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**

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