Can I include the sales tax in the price of an item I’m claiming for a deduction?
Yes. If you’re allowed to deduct certain expenses, you can deduct the full cost of the expense including sales tax.
However, you might have deducted state and local sales tax — instead of state and local income taxes — on Schedule A. If so, you can’t claim the sales tax you paid on property you contributed to a charity for both your:
- Sales tax deduction
- Charitable deductions
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