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state taxes paid (though I think I will now have to enter a figure for any refunds from the state elsewhere on my 1040)

You don't have to enter state tax refunds until you itemize them as a deduction. You said you had been using the standard deduction until now, so you haven't been using state income tax as a deduction. Since it's not deducted, you don't have to add any refund back to income.

Carol
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