Vehicle Registration Deduction

When I get to the Vehicle Registration Deduction page, it says Car registration fees in your resident state are not tax deductible. If I enter my information and click "Done", it say "Good News! You qualify for a vehicle registration deduction of $170. Am I supposed to enter information on the previous page?
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    Which state are you in?  See list below for where it is or might be all or partially deductible

    The "personal property tax" which may be assessed by the state, county or municipality imposing a fee which is based on the value of your vehicle - this is critical that it be a tax known as "ad valorem" - on value- Some such taxes are commonly called "excise tax." Registration fees may, state depending, incorporate such a tax. If you have such a value-based tax it is filed as Itemized Deductions Taxes - Personal Property Tax

    See below if you live in a state where some or all of the "Excise Tax" or "Property Tax"  or a portion of the registration fees are deductible under Personal Property Tax


    1. The fee is an ad valorem tax.  Ad valorem tax is a fee based on a percentage of the car's value.
    2. The fee is imposed on an annual basis.
    3. The fee is imposed on personal property.
    4. These are the states where this is applicable and you may be able to deduct as an itemized deduction the personal property tax.
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana - possibly by county
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan    - possibly by county
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri    - possibly by county
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • Oklahoma
    • South Carolina -  possibly by county
    • Washington
    • Wyoming

    Where the county or local municipality may impose a tax based on value that may vary from county to county or city to city, you must look at the bill that you received or else contact the Tax Assessor's Office in your city, town, or county

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    s/ Scruffy_Curmudgeon - Not now or ever an Intuit employee --
    IAFF retired Firefighter(FF1|2)&Paramedic, -USAR O3 AIS/ASA '66-'67
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