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Category: Alabama

Itemized Deductions are automatically carried over from your Federal return to your Alabama return with the following exceptions:

  • Federal Self-Employment Taxes - You can deduct the Federal self-employment tax you paid during the year 2012 for the tax year 2011 and/or prior years.
  • Railroad Retirement Tax - You can deduct the railroad retirement tax you paid in 2012.  Only your contribution to Tier One railroad retirement is deductible as an Itemized Deduction.
  • Qualified Long-term Care Coverage - Premiums paid pursuant to a qualifying insurance contract for qualified long-term care coverage paid by the taxpayer may be deducted within your Alabama tax return.  Qualified long-term care services include care for necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative services and maintenance or personal care services which are required by a chronically ill individual in a qualified facility or services which are provided pursuant to a place of care prescribed by a licensed health care practicioner.

Adjustments to your Alabama Itemized Deductions can be entered within your TaxSlayer Alabama state return.  To locate this area, log into your TaxSlayer account and select "State Section" located on the black navigation bar from the Welcome Back screen.  Next, select "Edit">>>"Enter Myself">>>"Itemized Deductions".