Open TurboTax

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
Announcements
Your taxes, your way. Get expert help or do it yourself. >> Get started
Close icon
Do you have a TurboTax Online account?

We'll help you get started or pick up where you left off.

cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
tcim
New Member

State and local tax refund - when I am claiming this refund from 2016 as income on my 2017 taxes, and I am filing on my own d/t a divorce in 2017, do I only claim half?

 
1 Reply
DianeW
Expert Alumni

State and local tax refund - when I am claiming this refund from 2016 as income on my 2017 taxes, and I am filing on my own d/t a divorce in 2017, do I only claim half?

Yes, you can divide it in half if you filed Married Filing Jointly (MFJ) the previous year.  

If you filed Married Filing Separately (MFS), then you and your former spouse will receive separate forms and you will only be responsible for the refund amount on your 1099-G or separate state return.

Note: Your divorce decree may state specific amounts to be divided between you and your former spouse on your tax return. If so, you should follow the divorce decree.

If you did not itemized your deductions for the prior year, the refund is not taxable to you.

About Community

Learn about taxes, budgeting, saving, borrowing, reducing debt, investing, and planning for retirement.

3.49m
Members

2.62m
Discussions

Manage cookies
v