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Only State and Local Income Taxes paid in 1999 for calendar year 1999 are deductible on Schedule A of form 1040. Taxes paid in 2000 for calendar year 1999 are not deductible. If you know you are going to owe State and Local income taxes, and that you are going to itemize on your Federal 1040, it is in your interest to pay them in full before the end of calendar year 1999 so they can be deducted on your schedule A 1040 deductions. However refunds received in 1999 for calendar year 1998 are considered as income for 1999 and must be reported on Form 1040 itself.
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