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angelaswearman
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I paid my sales tax late. Which return do I put it on? 2016 or do I wait til I file my 2017 tax return since I paid it in 2017?

I missed the last due date to pay sales tax in 2016 and paid it and the fees recently in 2017.  I am confused as to which tax return I put it on since it was sales tax for 2016, but I paid it in 2017.  I edit manuscripts in PA as an independent contractor and run my business online.
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MichaelL1
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I paid my sales tax late. Which return do I put it on? 2016 or do I wait til I file my 2017 tax return since I paid it in 2017?

You take deductions in the year they are paid.

So in this case, if will be on the 2017 return.

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MichaelL1
Level 15

I paid my sales tax late. Which return do I put it on? 2016 or do I wait til I file my 2017 tax return since I paid it in 2017?

You take deductions in the year they are paid.

So in this case, if will be on the 2017 return.

angelaswearman
New Member

I paid my sales tax late. Which return do I put it on? 2016 or do I wait til I file my 2017 tax return since I paid it in 2017?

Thank you very much!  You have been very helpful!
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