Deducting Local and/or State Sales Taxes on Your
Sales Tax Deduction Calculator
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itemize deductions on Schedule A and file a Form 1040, you have the option of claiming either
state and local income taxes or state and local
sales taxes. (You can NOT claim both.) If you did save
your receipts throughout the year, you can add them up
to claim the total amount of sales taxes you actually paid
on your return.
If you did not save all your receipts, you can still
choose to claim state and local sales taxes. Simply fill out the worksheet and use the optional
general sales tax tables in the Instructions for
Schedule A (Form 1040). Or take the easy route and
use the IRS Sales Tax
Using the Sales Tax Deduction Calculator
To calculate the amount of optional general sales tax
you are eligible to claim, just answer a few online
questions and the sales tax deduction calculator
will do the rest.
the tax year for which you are preparing a return.
Then, using your ZIP Code and just a few entries
from your draft Form 1040, the Sales Tax Deduction
Calculator will automatically figure the amount of
state and local sales tax you can claim.
see the results from your entries immediately on
your computer screen. Even if your state and local
sales tax rates changed during the year
Regardless of whether the rates changed or
if you moved your
personal residence, the Sales Tax Deduction
Calculator can calculate the proper result.
personal identity information required; your entries are
anonymous and the information is collected only to allow
you to determine your total allowable deduction. All
entries are erased when you exit or start over.
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personal identity information required with these income tax calculators