Is sales tax deductible?
Originally, this deduction was
extended a number of years through 2011.
Assuming that you itemize, you can choose to take a deduction for the
sales tax that you paid during the year instead of taking an itemized
deduction for income taxes paid. The deduction is not based upon the
total of your actual sales taxes paid on purchases for the year.
Instead, you are limited to IRS provided tables. The only additions to
the IRS provided numbers are sales taxes on vehicles and building
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