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What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

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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Level 11

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

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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Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

we bought new tires for a motor coach $6000 worth.  is that a major purchase
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

linear's list is the complete list.  No tires.
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

okay, thank you.
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

You're welcome.
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

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.
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

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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Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

furnace purchase
Level 11

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

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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Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

what is substantial? That is the point of the question?
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

Does a new HVAC unit count as a major item?
Level 1

What qualifies as "Major Purchase" for Sales Tax Deduction?

Does a new HVAC unit count as a major item for the state sales tax calculations?