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Can I claim sales taxes on a car?

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Level 15

Can I claim sales taxes on a car?

Yes but you will have to upgrade to Deluxe or higher to enter deductions.

If you don't have a state income tax or elect to take the sales tax deduction instead of the state income tax deduction, you can add the new or used car sales tax paid (even if you financed it) to the amount of the sales tax from the IRS table to get your deduction.

To enter sales tax on a new car just type sales tax in the search box at the top of your return and pick "sales tax car" from the drop down list  then click on Jump To it at the top of the next list.
OR go to

Federal on left
Deductions and Credits at top
Then scroll way down to Estimates and Other Taxes Paid
Sales Tax - click the Start or Update button

You might see a screen saying Let's compare your sales tax and income tax
Choose Try Sales Tax Deduction Anyway
Then click on EasyGuide
Enter your State and then your rate
Then on Did you buy any Major Purchases answer YES
You should get a screen with boxes to enter the item
Level 15

Can I claim sales taxes on a car?

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