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Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income - 1099 Information Returns (All Other)

  1. I received a Form 1099-G, regarding a payment received during the year, for my state tax refund. Do I have to include this amount as income on my return?

Rev. date: 12/21/2012

I received a Form 1099-G, regarding a payment received during the year, for my state tax refund. Do I have to include this amount as income on my return?

Whether or not you have to report your state income tax refund on your federal income tax return depends on if you itemized your deductions using Schedule A (Form 1040) (PDF):