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
Do you earn wages in Arkansas? Learn more about Arkansas state tax rates, with help from the tax pros at H&R Block.
Can you deduct business vehicle expenses on your taxes? Learn more about business vehicle deductions and get tax answers at H&R Block.
How do you file taxes if you're separated? Being separated can affect your filing status and you might be able to file as head of household. Find out more with H&R Block.
When claiming a child for taxes, which spouse gets to claim all expenses? Learn how child expenses are claimed. Get tax answers from H&R Block.