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pcharasz
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I am being asked to input data from my 2018 return, specifically form 1040. However, I was then a non-resident alien and only filed 1040NR. How can I proceed?

The prompt appeared after I answered "Yes, I was required to itemize my deductions in 2018" in order to establish whether I need to pay tax on my 2018 North Carolina refund.
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SusanY1
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I am being asked to input data from my 2018 return, specifically form 1040. However, I was then a non-resident alien and only filed 1040NR. How can I proceed?

TurboTax needs the state and local taxes that you deducted when you filed your taxes last year.  On Form 1040NR, this can be found on Schedule A, Line 1a.

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SusanY1
Employee Tax Expert

I am being asked to input data from my 2018 return, specifically form 1040. However, I was then a non-resident alien and only filed 1040NR. How can I proceed?

TurboTax needs the state and local taxes that you deducted when you filed your taxes last year.  On Form 1040NR, this can be found on Schedule A, Line 1a.

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pcharasz
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I am being asked to input data from my 2018 return, specifically form 1040. However, I was then a non-resident alien and only filed 1040NR. How can I proceed?

Thank you for your reply. I am still confused about one thing:

 

  • Me and my wife filed separately last year (we were not allowed to file jointly due to non-resident status) and filing jointly this year. Should I sum up all the values on BOTH of our 2018 returns?
SusanY1
Employee Tax Expert

I am being asked to input data from my 2018 return, specifically form 1040. However, I was then a non-resident alien and only filed 1040NR. How can I proceed?

Yes, use the sum of both of your numbers for this answer.  

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