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jtgreene1978
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Where can I deduct my NYstate health insurance premiums? I believe I got a form for it.

Oh and I was unemployed wl no unemployment benefits.
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DavidS127
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Where can I deduct my NYstate health insurance premiums? I believe I got a form for it.

Health insurance premiums are an itemized deduction in the Medical Expenses section.  The path to that section is Federal Taxes>Deductions and Credits>I'll choose what I work on>Medical>Medical Expenses.

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bkneipher
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Where can I deduct my NYstate health insurance premiums? I believe I got a form for it.

This is confusing. The Federal Q&A about premiums says you cannot enter premiums that were pre-tax, which is correct for the Federal return.

 

However, at the state level premiums are post-tax and deductible. So how am I supposed to enter post-tax premiums for NY in the Federal question without the Federal return incorrectly changing? 

 

I also fill out a NJ return and there is a direct quesiton about insurance premiums for NJ only. Why isn't there a question in the NY return about ins premiums?

JotikaT2
Expert Alumni

Where can I deduct my NYstate health insurance premiums? I believe I got a form for it.

I have reviewed the instructions for New York, and I am assuming you are referring to the adjustment for the "Health Insurance and welfare benefit surcharge" as described below.

 

Health insurance surcharge

 

If so, you would make the adjustment in the state interview section.

 

You will see the following screen as you go through the state section:

NY adjustments

Be sure to select Adjustments to federal income under the Changes to Federal Income.

 

You will be able to make your state-specific adjustment under the Wage and retirement adjustments section.

 

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