If I bought a used vehicle this year. Are there any used car tax deductions available?
There are not used car tax deductions available. If you choose to take the standard deduction you cannot deduct the tax. However, if you itemize your return you may be able to deduct the sales tax you paid on the vehicle. In order to do so you can only deduct state and local sales taxes instead of income taxes on Form 1040, Schedule A.
You can deduct the tax you pay on personal property — like cars and boats. Personal property tax — also called an excise tax — is based on the value of the item.
To deduct property taxes, all of these must apply:
The tax is imposed on personal property.
The tax must be based on the value of the personal property
The tax is imposed on an annual basis, even if collected more or less than once per year.
Because you will be excluded from taking the standard deduction if you choose to deduct the tax you paid on personal property you should calculate both methods – the standard deduction or itemization – to determine which is best for you.
If you’re itemizing deductions, the IRS generally allows you a medical expenses deduction if you have unreimbursed expenses that are more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for tax years 2017 or 2018. You can deduct the cost of care from several types of practitioners at various stages of care.
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