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congrape
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I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid?

Can the taxes paid from wage garnishment be included (added) to taxes paid from withholding, thus increasing taxes paid for the tax year (2020)?
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Hal_Al
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I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid?

Q.  Can the taxes paid from wage garnishment be included (added) to taxes paid from withholding?

A. No.  Federal income tax paid for past years is not deductible and is not reported on the current year federal tax return.

 

State income tax paid for past years is deductible, on the federal return; but only for taxpayers who itemized deductions. 

fanfare
Level 15

I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid?

it depends on who is taking your money, the IRS or your State.

congrape
New Member

I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid?

I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid for purposes of 2020 tax return?  It is an IRS wage garnishment (not state).  

Hal_Al
Level 15

I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid?

Wage garnishments, by the IRS, are for past year's unpaid income tax. As such, they are not entered anywhere on your 2020 tax return. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

I paid IRS wage garnishments in 2020. Is this considered taxes paid for the tax year? These are taxes paid via wage garnishment, but not sure if they are taxes paid?

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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