Can a retiree deduct sales tax on a new car?  What other sales tax can a retiree deduct?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Anyone can, if they itemize. It would almost never be worth it.

    Any and all sales tax you have a record of.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Being a retiree is IRRELEVANT.

    In the US, at the Federal level you can deduct either ALL state and local sales tax, or all state and local income tax, up to a $10,000 limit. Unless you can claim other itemized deductions, that is less than the $12,000 standard deduction and it isn't worth itemizing.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    State and local sales tax can be deducted but only if you itemize, so for most people the answer is no.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Sales tax is only deductible if you have enough other deductions to itemize. The sales tax deduction is calculated by using the IRS chart + major purchase items, like a car or boat. It can also be calculated by adding up all the receipts that had sales tax on them. With the new higher standard deduction, few people qualify to itemize.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    No extra benefit for being retired. A new car is a bad idea for most people.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I don't know of any jurisdiction in the US that offers sales tax relief on senior citizens.

    However, my state of Illinois does offer seniors some tax relief on INCOME tax on retirement fund and social security proceeds and property taxes.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes.

    If you have enough deductions to itemize and you choose to deduct your state/local sales taxes instead of your state/local income taxes, you can get the amount from the IRS tables and add the sales tax from the car to that amount.

    However, chances are, you won't have enough deductions to itemize beginning in tax year 2018.  90+% of tax payers do not have enough.

  • 3 weeks ago

    A retiree is no different than anyone else.

    If you use Schedule A instead of the standard deduction, you can deduct your sales tax paid.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No you can't deduct sale tax on anything.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Sales tax is non-deductible.

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