One final question:
This was included as "wages" so I am deducting as a misc itemized deduction on Schedule A, (Form 1040).
My question is this; the bonus was $200,000. I was paid $200,000 which after taxes was $126,640. I paid $126,640 back to my employer (and I have both the signed promissory note reflecting the terms of the deal, etc along with a copy of the cashiers check which I repaid them with so I am fine on documenting this to the IRS if they ask).
When I enter the amount of repayment do I use $126,640 (what I actually repaid) or do I use $200,000 (amount I received but was taxed on)?