if i bought a car can i claim the taxes on it.

  • We bought a new car in Aug 2012.  Can we claim the taxes that we paid for our taxes that I am filling now (for the year 2012)?
  • yes, see answer below (last one)
  • I bought a new car in Feb 2012
  • i bought a used car april 2012 can i claim the tax
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You can claim the Sales Tax that you paid for the purchase of a car.  It is entered after the regular sales tax deduction. 

- Federal Taxes tab   (Home & Business version - Personal Tab)

- Deductions & Credits

- Explore on My Own

- Estimates and Other Taxes Paid

- Sales Tax - Start or Update

- On the screen How do you want to Enter your Sales Tax Info?  Choose EasyGuide or Enter All My Receipts for the regular sales tax interview

- Then you will be asked if you bought any Major Items, click on Yes, you can then enter the sales tax information for purchasing a car, boat etc.

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    Unfortunately, at this time, you cannot.  Along with a large number of other deductions, the deduction for state and local sales taxes expired on December 31, 2011.  Unless extended by Congress, there is no such deduction in 2012.
    • The Sales Tax deduction was subsequently reinstated.
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    can i claim the taxes on my car
    • Which taxes are you referring to?
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