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In your New York State itemized deduction worksheet line (i) is dealing with amounts your PAID in during 2011 - you need to take that amount from your federal tax returns - schedule A line 5.
That is not the amount of state tax you OWE - but PAID with your W2's and other payments.Other payments - you might have them or not - include - state tax due for 2010 paid in 2011, estimate tax payments during 2011, ets.
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So, in my case, it is the state tax withheld. Correct? (I did not pay any estimated tax this year, and got a refund last year.)
Yes - - you will find that amount on W2 form
Or better - on federal schedule A line 5.