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Can I claim state sales tax from a funeral expense as a big-ticket item on my return?

No. You can only claim state sales tax for these "big ticket" items:

  • Motor vehicles, like:
    • Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Motor homes
    • Recreational vehicles
    • Sport utility vehicles (SUVs)
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Off-road vehicles
  • Aircrafts or boats
  • Homes, like:
    • Mobile home
    • Prefabricated home
    • Substantial addition or major renovation of your home

You can only deduct funeral expenses on Form 706: U.S. Estate Tax. You can’t deduct the funeral expenses on either:

  • Form 1041: U.S. Income Tax Return for Estates or Trusts
  • The deceased’s final Form 1040

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