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Tax return question on pre-owned car sales tax?

Asked by: covici 231 views YA Discussion

I financed a 2009 audi A4 last year in 2012. My question is that since i paid around $ 1300 in sales tax for when I was financing the car, would I be able to get of that money back? I mainly use this car for going to work and school and haven’t used it for anything but that. So any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I live in CT and the sales tax is 6.35%


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  1. tro on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    get any of it back? no
    you can claim sales tax on large items on Sch A, if you don’t itemize it is not claimable anywhere

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  2. Julio C on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    you may get a deduction from your total due taxes but not getting it back as cash

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  3. falsi fiable on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    Verbose answer:

    Anyone can itemize deductions. You can either claim the standard deduction of $ 5,950 or the total of your itemized deductions. Clearly it only makes sense to itemize if the total is greater than $ 5,950, otherwise why would you claim the lesser amount? It is ultimately your choice which figure you select.

    IF you choose to itemize, you put down things like state income taxes withheld, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and sales tax. The IRS has a formula that you can claim based on your adjusted gross income. To that formula figure you can also add the sales tax on automobiles. The total of these two figures is what you would claim on Schedule A if you itemize.

    In your situation, it seems unlikely that itemizing deductions will be worthwhile because your total is less than $ 5,950.

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  4. Bobbie on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    No not at all at this time in your life for this purpose on your 1040 FIT return during the 2013 tax filing season.
    1300 would be a lot less than your standard deduction amount of 5950 for the 2012 tax year RIGHT and you can have that amount FREE of FIT during the 2013 tax filing season just using the 1040EZ tax return during the 2013 tax filing season.
    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful. 01/26/2013

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  5. Judy on Jan 26, 2013 Reply

    No you don’t get that money back. IF you itemize, and IF you choose to deduct sales tax instead of state and local income SOME of it might lower your taxes, otherwise there’s no tax benefit. If you’re in a 15% bracket and itemize and choose to deduct sales tax, you might save $ 195 off your tax bill.

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