the question "amount of total refund that you applied to 2012 tax" what does that mean????

  • I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND. WHAT ARE THEY ASKING FOR?
  • You didn't understand my answer below?  Did you get your whole refund last year?  Or did you apply part of it as a pre-payment towards 2012 this years return?
  • I put 0.00 it wont take it, i put none it wont take that either
  • just put 0 in the box....you would know if you did anything different....and most do not utilize this so the answer is 0
  • Does this mean put the entire amount that you received?
  • What is the answer to selfridge99's question?  Do we put the entire amount of what we received in 2012 for the 2011 tax year reporting?
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If you got a refund on your 2011 return you could have told them to keep all or part of it and apply it to this year's tax return.  If you don't know what it means then you probably didn't apply any to this year. 
  • thanks
  • Is the total supposed to be state and federal together or just state?
  • Each one separately.   Or total what?
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This means how much of that refund did you elect to put towards next years taxes on the previous years return.  You can either get it back as a check, or put it towards next years tax return.  Most people take the check, so put 0.
  • Thank You!!! This is the FIRST time in 15 years Ive done our taxes on my own, and not very well-versed. Very grateful for the insight!
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I think this means if you decided to not get a refund check but instead to have the state put that money towards paying for your next years taxes, in case you would have to pay in.
If you got a state refund check and didn't have them hold any for this years taxes, put a 0 (zero) in that blank.

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