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If I bought a used car in 2013, can I deduct the sales tax I paid on it?
No. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act lets you deduct state and local sales and excise taxes you paid on the purchase of a new:
The deduction is currently available on new vehicles bought from Feb. 17, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2013. You can deduct either of these:
You can’t deduct both.
If you deduct sales taxes, you can either:
The deduction is limited to the taxes and fees paid on up to $49,500 of the purchase price of an eligible vehicle. The deduction is reduced for:
If your income is higher, you don’t qualify.