Your prior year tax refund from a state or local government may be considered taxable income if you itemized deductions on your prior year Federal return. Conversely, if you claimed the standard deduction instead, your prior year state or local income tax refund is not taxable on this year's Federal return.
Generally, the state or local taxing authority will issue a Form 1099-G if you received a tax refund. Please note, however, many states are no longer mailing these forms to taxpayers.
To enter Form 1099-G into the TaxAct program for your prior year state or local tax refund:
The State Refund Worksheet in the return reflects the calculation of the amount (if any) of the state income tax refund received that would be taxable and transferred to Line 10 of IRS Form 1040.
To review the calculations and/or print the State Income Tax Refund worksheet:
In the print dialog box that appears you are able to choose if you wish to send the output to a printer or a PDF document.