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What program are you using to fill out your MA return? I am not sure why you are having trouble filling out those particular parts of the form? Are you doing this using Turbo Tax or another tax software or are you simply trying to fill out the forms on your own?
Hello again George,
Yes, I believe that may be where the problem is. When you filled out the information for your federal return on interest earned, Turbo Tax would have asked you for information you received on each 1099-INT form. On the very next screen it asks the following question:
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On that screen you should have checked off Box 1 to indicate you live in a state where the interest requires special handling.
I think if you go back to that part of the Turbo Tax interview and check that box, this will correct your problem.
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Thank you George