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Certain states such as PA, AK, and NJ have mandatory tax deductions for a State Unemployment Fund (it's a relatively small tax). I do not see anywhere in Turbo Tax to deduct it as an itemized deduction even though the IRS instructions for Sch A say it is deductible. Does anyone simply add this tax amount to their state income tax amount and enter it as one itemized deduction.
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CA has SDI (state disability insurance) taken out of every paycheck... which is deductible.
TurboTax picks it up in our case because it appears in box 14 of our W-2s.
I think that's the case anyway.
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You missed it. It's a Box 14 deduction in your W-2. For PA, it's usually something like "SUI". Enter that and Turbo Tax will ask you about the deduction. It should be in the form of a drop-down menu where you will find it mentioning State Unemployment Insurance or PA unemployement tax, something like that.
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