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On the 1040A form how can i deduct state property tax (Washington State)?

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On the 1040A form how can i deduct Washington State's King County property tax?

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James Daloisio
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.

Property taxes cannot be deducted on form 1040A. Taxes are an itemized deduction that have to be taken on Schedule A, form 1040.

You could only file Schedule A if the total of your itemized deductions on that schedule exceeds the standard deduction for your filing status.

The standard deduction amounts for 2017 are:

Filing status "single," $6,350.00;

Filing status "married filing jointly," $12700;

Filing status "head of household," $9,350.00.

This assumes you are under 65.

Deductions that can be taken on Schedule A include medical expenses, taxes, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, employee business expenses, and miscellaneous expenses such as investment expenses and gambling losses.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
my wife and I are both over 65
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no thanks you answered my question.

In that case your standard deduction would be $12,700.00 + $1,250.00 + $1,250.00 = $15,200.00.

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