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New Vehicle Registration Fee Deduction

I am a Missouri resident and purchased a new vehicle in 2017. I entered the state and local sales tax that I paid in order to register the vehicle in the 'vehicle registration fees' deduction field of the software. 

It is my understanding that you can only use this as a federal deduction if you do NOT use your state income tax as a deduction. In my case the state income tax that I paid exceeds the state and local sales tax paid to register the vehicle so I would think that the registration fee would not be used as a deduction. However, in my deduction summary, both the registration fee and the state income taxes I paid are listed as deductions. 

Am I missing something? I thought you could only claim one or the other. 

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New Vehicle Registration Fee Deduction

That was entered into the wrong place. This one does seem a little tricky, but the sales tax is entered under "Estimates and Other Taxes Paid" not "Cars and Other Things You Own".  The option is state income tax or sales tax. The tax for registration is a separate issue. 

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