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Sales tax on vehicle purchase 2015

Not sure if I filed sales tax last year and if not can I claim the sales tax this year?
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Sales tax on vehicle purchase 2015

Take the deduction for sales tax in the year it was paid.

If you didn't take it last year, then you'll need to amend 2015 if you didn't take it and want to (you may get a bit of a refund).

Sales tax was reported on line 5 of your 2015 Schedule A, with the box that says General sales taxes checked.

If you need to amend your return,  do it the same way that you filed your original return. 

You need to wait till your original return is accepted by the IRS before you amend.  

If you have already filed your return, first print out a copy of your original return for your records.  

Then go into Turbo Tax and click Amend (change) a filed and accepted return under Manage Your Return.    

It's zeroed out (which is why you need to keep a copy of your original return).  You can then add any additional info that you've received, and Turbo Tax walks you through the rest!  

Addresses to Mail Amendments To  

You mail the 1040X along with any schedules that changed as a result of the amendment (except the 1040).   

You also include the federal copy of any new W-2s or any 1099-Rs that had tax withheld.  

States' Departments of Revenue 


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Sales tax on vehicle purchase 2015

Take the deduction for sales tax in the year it was paid.

If you didn't take it last year, then you'll need to amend 2015 if you didn't take it and want to (you may get a bit of a refund).

Sales tax was reported on line 5 of your 2015 Schedule A, with the box that says General sales taxes checked.

If you need to amend your return,  do it the same way that you filed your original return. 

You need to wait till your original return is accepted by the IRS before you amend.  

If you have already filed your return, first print out a copy of your original return for your records.  

Then go into Turbo Tax and click Amend (change) a filed and accepted return under Manage Your Return.    

It's zeroed out (which is why you need to keep a copy of your original return).  You can then add any additional info that you've received, and Turbo Tax walks you through the rest!  

Addresses to Mail Amendments To  

You mail the 1040X along with any schedules that changed as a result of the amendment (except the 1040).   

You also include the federal copy of any new W-2s or any 1099-Rs that had tax withheld.  

States' Departments of Revenue 


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