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2020 state refund input

elscparichboro
Level 1

where to input state refund received for identical state payment in error and put in payment worksheet

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George4Tacks
Level 15
Which state? Please give more detail. Was the payment in error and put in payment worksheet allowed as a deduction in the prior year? What year? 1040 return?

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Ephesians3-14
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Huh? You need to restate your question. Maybe explain what happened....

 

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elscparichboro
Level 1

Let me restate. Client paid a large state  estimated income tax payment in error in 2020. I caught error and got the state to issue a refund Also In calendar year 2020. Client can not deduct the large state income tax payment on schedule A due to 10k cap. I expect state to issue a 1099 to pick up refund as taxable page 1 income on the 2020 return. How do I record this refund in Pro connect to avoid a larger income tax bill for the client ?

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George4Tacks
Level 15

1. Since the 2020 estimate was refunded in 2020, you would be correct to not claim it as a deduction.

2. Even when a 1099 is issued for a refund, it is our job to compute whether it is taxable or not, There should be a worksheet to use, or just don't enter the 1099 and keep a note that it was not recorded because of the tax benefit rule. 1099's also indicate (or should indicate) the year the refund is issued for. In this case a 2020 1099 for 2020, but there might also be a 2020 1099 for 2019. (way too many 4 digit numbers in a row, but hopefully you get the idea.)

3. Are you using ProSeries or are you using ProConnect Tax (online)?


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George4Tacks
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@elscparichboro To get a good answer, you must give more details. I am also guessing that you posted under the wrong software. I THINK you are using PROSERIES and not the online ProConnect Tax. 

 


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