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Subject:  Re: Can I deduct State sales taxes? Date:  3/5/2001  2:41 AM
Author:  BigBunkler Number:  47673 of 127753

...if you kept all receipts for the entire year, can you total the State sales taxes that you paid and claim it as a line item on schedule A?
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Nope; state and local sales taxes are not deductible on Schedule A; see p. 149 of IRS Publication 17. [Back in the 1980's, they were deductible, but things have changed quite a bit since then.]
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