FAQ's  1099-G

I did have a refund for the amount listed on the 1099-G, but I made a contribution to one of the donation funds on my tax return. Do I have to report this as income?

Yes, we are required to report the total overpayment on your return, even though you contributed part or all of your refund to a donation fund. This overpayment is still income to you. If it was given as a donation, you may want to check with the IRS to see if any portion of what was donated can be included as an itemized deduction for charitable contributions.