Item D under the "2016 Federal Form 1040 Information SMART Worksheet states "Enter the Deduction for general sales tax that could have been taken in 2016". In 2015 I used the Sales Tax Deduction and in 2016 I used the State Refund Deduction....TT picked up the amount of my 2016 Refund correctly but TT did not complete the Item D which ask for the possible 2016 Sales Tax deduction that I could have elected to take, if I had wanted to. I looked on the IRS 2016 Sales Tax Tables and arrived at a correct amount to place into Item D .... However, as it increased our Federal Refund amount by $200 (+-) it made me nervous....so I need to know if I was correct in completing Item D with the amount from the IRS 2016 Sales Tax Table. Thanks!!
If I complete Item D it reduces my 2017 tax but I do not know why...and I want to be sure. Thanks for your response!!!