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Can I count appliances (refrigerator, washer/dryer) and furniture as "Major Purchases" toward the sales tax deduction?  Or are there only specific categories that qualify?


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we bought new tires for a motor coach $6000 worth.  is that a major purchase
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linear's list is the complete list.  No tires.
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okay, thank you.
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You're welcome.
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But there IS another option.  the major items list is things that you can add to the standard table.  If you can show that the actual sales tax exceeds the table then you can use that.
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Why does TT claim only "large purchases" qualify? If you read instructions for schedule A, you will see that IRS does not limit sales tax deduction only to large purchases. "Generally, you can deduct the actual
state and local general sales taxes (including compensating use taxes) you paid in 2016 if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. However, sales taxes on food, clothing, medical supplies, and  motor vehicles are deductible as a general sales tax even if the tax rate was less than the general sales tax rate."
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furnace purchase
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Appliances and furniture don't qualify.

Major purchases include:

  • A motor vehicle (including a car, motorcycle, motor home, recreational vehicle, sport utility vehicle, truck, van, and off-road vehicle)
  • An aircraft or boat
  • A home or substantial addition to or major renovation of a home



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what is substantial? That is the point of the question?
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Does a new HVAC unit count as a major item?
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Does a new HVAC unit count as a major item for the state sales tax calculations?