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If I never received my state refund from last year, how should I handle that on this year's return?

Report state tax refunds as taxable income if both of these apply:

  • You haven’t received your Form 1099-G from the state.
  • You itemized on your prior-year return.

Check with your state about your missing refund. You can find out if the state issued the check or used your refund to pay any delinquent accounts. If your state used your refund to offset state debt, the refund amount is still subject to taxation. However, if the state mailed you a check, that means the refund and the 1099-G were lost in the mail. If that's the case, and it's taxable, you must report it.

If the refund was never issued and wasn’t used by the state as an offset, you don’t have to report it.

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