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mickeyl
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TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

I do not know how to proceed

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mickeyl
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TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

I thank all of you, it was my error. I did not do my income tax in 2017 (medical reasons) AARP completed it. They selected Standard deductions. I did not recall it? I guess I will blame it on old age.

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VolvoGirl
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TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

If you Itemized on your 2017 federal return you should have a schedule A.  You need to look at schedule A.  

It wants to know about line 5 on a schedule A to see if your state refund is taxable.

A State Tax Refund is taxable if you itemized deductions on that prior year's federal return and took a deduction for state income taxes instead of the sale tax.  You got a deduction benefit for it so now you have to include it as income. If you took the standard deduction or filed a 1040EZ or 1040A it is not taxable and you don't need to report it.

If you filed a 1040 how much is on line 40?
mickeyl
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TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

schedule A was not included with my copy of the 1040 forms ?  thank you for your accurate information.
KrisD
Intuit Alumni

TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

As VolvoGirl said, if you didn't itemize, and used the Standard Deductions in 2017, the refund does not need to be reported. Thank you for using TurboTax.
mickeyl
New Member

TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

I thank all of you, it was my error. I did not do my income tax in 2017 (medical reasons) AARP completed it. They selected Standard deductions. I did not recall it? I guess I will blame it on old age.

KrisD
Intuit Alumni

TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

If you itemized on your 2017 Federal tax return, get the 2017 Schedule A that was included with (attached to) your 2017 tax return and look at line 5. Either Box 5a or Box 5b will be checked. 

mickeyl
New Member

TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

yes! AARP completed my 2017 taxes (medical reasons) they selected the standard deductions (no schedule A) I did not remember! sorry!
KrisD
Intuit Alumni

TT is asking if 5a or 5b is checked on my 2017 schedule A ? I stated that I itemized in 2017 (1040) (previously ask question) for NC state refund

I'm glad it worked out. Thank you for using TurboTax.
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