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

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

Rev. date: 12/18/2014

I received a Form 1099-G for my state tax refund regarding a payment I received during the year. Do I have to include this as income on my federal tax 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):