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vermonter16
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My husband was mistakenly overpaid wages in 2013. We paid those wages back in 2016. Where can I input this on my taxes to try and offset the taxes we paid back then?

This was an overpayment by OPM when he retired which we were not made aware of until later. 

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Opus 17
Level 15

My husband was mistakenly overpaid wages in 2013. We paid those wages back in 2016. Where can I input this on my taxes to try and offset the taxes we paid back then?

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

My husband was mistakenly overpaid wages in 2013. We paid those wages back in 2016. Where can I input this on my taxes to try and offset the taxes we paid back then?

Was the amount paid back in tax year 2016 more, or less than $3000? It matters.
vermonter16
New Member

My husband was mistakenly overpaid wages in 2013. We paid those wages back in 2016. Where can I input this on my taxes to try and offset the taxes we paid back then?

Just over 20k.
Carl
Level 15

My husband was mistakenly overpaid wages in 2013. We paid those wages back in 2016. Where can I input this on my taxes to try and offset the taxes we paid back then?

Under the Deductions & Credits tab scroll down to the "Other Deductions & Credits" heading and under that elect to start/update Other Deductible Expenses.
Generation Skipping Taxes - click NO
Less Common Expenses - click NO
Any Other Deductions? - click YES.
Enter your amount in "Claim of right repayment (Only if over $3000)" and finish working it through.

vermonter16
New Member

My husband was mistakenly overpaid wages in 2013. We paid those wages back in 2016. Where can I input this on my taxes to try and offset the taxes we paid back then?

Thank you.  This did it.
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