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stover1021
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We purchased a travel trailer in 2016. What are we able to deduct and where do we find it in turbo tax?

 
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Phillip1
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We purchased a travel trailer in 2016. What are we able to deduct and where do we find it in turbo tax?

As a large ticket item, you can deduct the sales tax from the purchase of your travel trailer as part of the sales tax deduction

The sales tax from your travel trailer  purchase is a deductible expense, but you must choose to deduct either your state income taxes from 2016 (any income tax amount paid from your 2015 state tax return and the state and local tax withheld in 2016) or the sales tax from the travel trailer  plus a standard sales tax deduction allowed by the IRS.

The IRS has a sales tax deduction calculator that can be helpful in determining which deduction is the most beneficial.

IRS Sales Tax Deduction Calculator

Follow this path in the program to make the deduction:

  1. Click on Federal Taxes Category

  2. Click on the Deductions and Credits subcategory.

  3. Choose the option "I'll choose what I work on".

  4. Find the section labled "Estimates and Other Taxes Paid".

  5. Click on Continue with Sales Tax.

  6. Choose the EasyGuide option.

  7. Enter the information about your resident state.

  8. Enter the sales tax rate. You can find the rates here

  9. Click yes to "Did you buy any major items?"

  10. Enter the information about your car and continue.
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