To report your state and/or local income taxes paid (NOT withholding or estimated tax payments):
- From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal (on smaller devices, click in the top left corner of your screen, then click Federal).
- Click the Itemized or Standard Deductions dropdown, then click Taxes paid.
- Continue with the interview process until you reach the screen titled Enter state and local income taxes you paid during 2021.
- Click the data entry field below Other state and local income taxes paid, and type the amount.
The TaxAct program will transfer this information, and state taxes withheld on Form W-2, to Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions, Line 5.
Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the webpage or document at the time it is accessed.