Enter it under
Federal Taxes (or Personal for H&B version)
Deductions and Credits
Choose Explore on my own (if it comes up)
Then scroll way down to Estimates and Other Taxes Paid
Other Income Taxes - Click the Start or Update button
Next page scroll down to Other Income Taxes Paid in 2012
Click Start or Update by the tax you paid
- RunAmok , Long time TT User
The bottom line is that you can deduct state taxes paid for a previous year on your federal return (as described above) and you can deduct federal taxes paid for a previous year on your state return - for those state which allow a deduction for federal taxes.
What you can't do is deduct previous year's federal taxes on a federal return or previous year's state taxes on a state return.
So far, I have not found any question/answer or worksheet to include federal taxes paid for 2010 on my Iowa return - other then manually entering the amount on the appropriate line of the Iowa 1040 in 'view forms' mode. TT claims they'll get your maximum deductions, but those who are not (and don't want to be) familiar with all the forms and simply use the question/answer mode would miss out on what could be a fairly good sized state deduction.
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