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I purchased a car 2015 and forgot to claim the sales tax. can i claim it this year?

 
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MargaretL
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I purchased a car 2015 and forgot to claim the sales tax. can i claim it this year?

No, you cannot claim 2015 sales tax on 2016 tax return.  You would have to amend your tax return. Here are amending instructions.

Note: Very often claiming sales tax may not make a difference on your tax return, when your state income tax is higher than your sales tax or when you are not itemizing your deductions. And If the sales tax doesn't change your refund, there's no need to amend.

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MargaretL
Expert Alumni

I purchased a car 2015 and forgot to claim the sales tax. can i claim it this year?

No, you cannot claim 2015 sales tax on 2016 tax return.  You would have to amend your tax return. Here are amending instructions.

Note: Very often claiming sales tax may not make a difference on your tax return, when your state income tax is higher than your sales tax or when you are not itemizing your deductions. And If the sales tax doesn't change your refund, there's no need to amend.

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