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TaxAct® does not support the entry of more than 5 states in the Sales Tax Deduction section of the federal Schedule A.

If you have more than 5 states to enter, you will need to manually calculate each state and enter one total.

To manually calculate the tax, use the worksheet and table in the instructions for Schedule A, or use the calculator on the IRS website.

To enter the Sales Tax Deduction in TaxAct:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
  2. Click Itemized or Standard Deductions in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category and then click Taxes paid (scroll down if necessary)
  3. Continue to the screen titled Do you want to enter state and local sales tax information? and click Yes
  4. Click Actual Amount
  5. Enter the amount of taxes you calculated for ALL states

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