Can you deduct sales tax paid to purchase an RV

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Yes.  Qualified items would include:

  • A motor vehicle (including a car, motorcycle, motor home, RV, sport utility vehicle, truck, van or off road vehicle) 
  • An aircraft or boat.
  • A home (including a mobile home or prefabricated home ) or a substantial addition to or major renovation of a home.
  • Any state and local general sales tax paid for a leased motor vehicle. 

Include only the amount you would have paid up to the general sales tax rate in your location.

If you itemize deductions on Schedule A you can take a deduction for state and local income tax paid or state sales tax paid. You can compute the amount of sales tax by adding up your receipts for the year or by using a table provided by the IRS. In addition to this base amount you can deduct sales tax paid on large purchases such as a car, truck, boat, etc. 





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