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Is it allowed to not include a deduction of my fed return…

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is it allowed to not include a deduction of my fed return that increases my tax on my city return?
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Lane
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Hi. My name's Lane.

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Yes, you can always OMIT deductions. The collections division of IRS will only DISallow deductions that are taken and shouldn't be AND require ALL taxable income to be reported.

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But choosing NOT to take a deduction that you have coming to you is your choice.

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I would only give the "heads-up" that if your federal rate is say 25% and your local rate is say 2% (local rates tend to run from 1 to 3%) the overall tax benefit is for the household is typically better by taking the deduction at the federal level.

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(but I suppose this IS possible, especially if there's a CREDIT at the local and the deduction is phased out at the federal)

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Regardless, yes, you can ALWAYS choose NOT to take a deduction.

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