Does "enter the amount of 2014 state and local taxes paid" include the refund? Do I have to factor the refund into the "state taxes" before I enter that number?

I got a VT state refund.

Turbo tax is trying to figure out if I have to pay taxes on this.

I am on the page that says"Let's Look at Line 5 of Your 2014 TAx Return"

I am not sure what the question "Enter the amount of 2014 state and local taxes paid"  mean.  Is it the amount I paid before the refund or do I have to enter the amount that I effectivly paid factoring in the Vermont tax refund

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Can you look at line 5 of your tax return?

If you did you would see it is the amount before refund, not after.

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