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1040 ez 2011 form Publication 600 - Main Contents Table of Contents Actual Expenses Optional Sales Tax Tables Instructions for the State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction WorksheetWhat if you lived in more than one state? What if you lived in more than one locality? What if your local general sales tax rate changed during 2006? What if you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006? Actual Expenses Generally, you can deduct the actual state and local general sales taxes (including compensating use taxes) you paid in 2006 if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. 1040 ez 2011 form However, sales taxes on food, clothing, medical supplies, and motor vehicles are deductible as a general sales tax even if the tax rate was less than the general sales tax rate. 1040 ez 2011 form If you paid sales tax on a motor vehicle at a rate higher than the general sales tax rate, you can deduct only the amount of tax that you would have paid at the general sales tax rate on that vehicle. 1040 ez 2011 form Motor vehicles include cars, motorcycles, motor homes, recreational vehicles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, and off-road vehicles. 1040 ez 2011 form Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. 1040 ez 2011 form Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. 1040 ez 2011 form To deduct your actual expenses, enter the amount on Schedule A, line 5, and enter “ST” on the dotted line to the left of the line 5 entry space. 1040 ez 2011 form You must keep your actual receipts showing general sales taxes paid to use this method. 1040 ez 2011 form Refund of general sales taxes. 1040 ez 2011 form   If you received a refund of state or local general sales taxes in 2006 for amounts paid in 2006, reduce your actual 2006 state and local general sales taxes by this amount. 1040 ez 2011 form If you received a refund of state or local general sales taxes in 2006 for prior year purchases, do not reduce your 2006 state and local general sales taxes by this amount. 1040 ez 2011 form But if you deducted your actual state and local general sales taxes in the earlier year and the deduction reduced your tax, you may have to include the refund in income on Form 1040, line 21. 1040 ez 2011 form See Recoveries in Pub. 1040 ez 2011 form 525 for details. 1040 ez 2011 form Optional Sales Tax Tables Instead of using your actual expenses, you can use the tables on pages 5 through 7 to figure your state and local general sales tax deduction. 1040 ez 2011 form You may also be able to add the state and local general sales taxes paid on certain specified items. 1040 ez 2011 form To figure your state and local general sales tax deduction using the tables, complete the worksheet below. 1040 ez 2011 form If your filing status is married filing separately, both you and your spouse elect to deduct sales taxes, and your spouse elects to use the optional sales tax tables, you also must use the tables to figure your state and local general sales tax deduction. 1040 ez 2011 form State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet (See the instructions that begin on page 3. 1040 ez 2011 form ) Before you begin: See the instructions for line 1 on page 3 if: You lived in more than one state during 2006, or You had any nontaxable income in 2006. 1040 ez 2011 form   1. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter your state general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 5 or 6 (see page 3 of the instructions) 1. 1040 ez 2011 form $     Next. 1040 ez 2011 form If, for all of 2006, you lived only in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia, or West Virginia, skip lines 2 through 5, enter -0- on line 6, and go to line 7. 1040 ez 2011 form Otherwise, go to line 2       2. 1040 ez 2011 form Did you live in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (Texarkana only), California (Los Angeles County only), Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York State, or North Carolina in 2006?         No. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter -0-                   Yes. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter your local general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 7 (see page 3 of the instructions)     2. 1040 ez 2011 form $       3. 1040 ez 2011 form Did your locality impose a local general sales tax in 2006? Residents of California, Nevada, and Texarkana, Arkansas, see page 3 of the instructions             No. 1040 ez 2011 form Skip lines 3 through 5, enter -0- on line 6, and go to line 7             Yes. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter your local general sales tax rate, but omit the percentage sign. 1040 ez 2011 form For example, if your local general sales tax rate was 2. 1040 ez 2011 form 5%, enter 2. 1040 ez 2011 form 5. 1040 ez 2011 form If your local general sales tax rate changed or you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006, see page 3 of the instructions. 1040 ez 2011 form (If you do not know your local general sales tax rate, contact your local government. 1040 ez 2011 form ) 3. 1040 ez 2011 form . 1040 ez 2011 form       4. 1040 ez 2011 form Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. 1040 ez 2011 form Skip lines 4 and 5 and go to line 6             Yes. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter your state general sales tax rate (shown in the table heading for your state), but omit the percentage sign. 1040 ez 2011 form For example, if your state general sales tax rate is 6%, enter 6. 1040 ez 2011 form 0 4. 1040 ez 2011 form . 1040 ez 2011 form       5. 1040 ez 2011 form Divide line 3 by line 4. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places) 5. 1040 ez 2011 form . 1040 ez 2011 form       6. 1040 ez 2011 form Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. 1040 ez 2011 form Multiply line 2 by line 3   6. 1040 ez 2011 form $     Yes. 1040 ez 2011 form Multiply line 1 by line 5. 1040 ez 2011 form If you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006, see page 4 of the instructions           7. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter your state and local general sales taxes paid on specified items, if any (see page 4 of the instructions) 7. 1040 ez 2011 form $   8. 1040 ez 2011 form Deduction for general sales taxes. 1040 ez 2011 form Add lines 1, 6, and 7. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter the result here and the total from all your state and local general sales tax deduction worksheets, if you completed more than one, on Schedule A, line 5. 1040 ez 2011 form Be sure to enter “ST” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space 8. 1040 ez 2011 form $     Instructions for the State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet Line 1. 1040 ez 2011 form    If you lived in the same state for all of 2006, enter the applicable amount, based on your 2006 income and exemptions, from the optional state sales tax table for your state on page 5 or 6. 1040 ez 2011 form Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your state and find the line that includes your 2006 income. 1040 ez 2011 form If married filing separately, do not include your spouse's income. 1040 ez 2011 form Your 2006 income is the amount shown on your Form 1040, line 38, plus any nontaxable items, such as the following. 1040 ez 2011 form Tax-exempt interest. 1040 ez 2011 form Veterans' benefits. 1040 ez 2011 form Nontaxable combat pay. 1040 ez 2011 form Workers' compensation. 1040 ez 2011 form Nontaxable part of social security and railroad retirement benefits. 1040 ez 2011 form Nontaxable part of IRA, pension, or annuity distributions. 1040 ez 2011 form Do not include rollovers. 1040 ez 2011 form Public assistance payments. 1040 ez 2011 form The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. 1040 ez 2011 form Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. 1040 ez 2011 form What if you lived in more than one state?    If you lived in more than one state during 2006, look up the table amount for each state using the above rules. 1040 ez 2011 form If there is no table for your state, the table amount is considered to be zero. 1040 ez 2011 form Multiply the table amount for each state you lived in by a fraction. 1040 ez 2011 form The numerator of the fraction is the number of days you lived in the state during 2006 and the denominator is the total number of days in the year (365). 1040 ez 2011 form Enter the total of the prorated table amounts for each state on line 1. 1040 ez 2011 form However, if you also lived in a locality during 2006 that imposed a local general sales tax, do not enter the total on line 1. 1040 ez 2011 form Instead, complete a separate worksheet for each state you lived in and enter the prorated amount for that state on line 1. 1040 ez 2011 form Example. 1040 ez 2011 form You lived in State A from January 1 through August 31, 2006 (243 days), and in State B from September 1 through December 31, 2006 (122 days). 1040 ez 2011 form The table amount for State A is $500. 1040 ez 2011 form The table amount for State B is $400. 1040 ez 2011 form You would figure your state general sales tax as follows. 1040 ez 2011 form State A: $500 x 243/365 = $333   State B: $400 x 122/365 = 134   Total = $467   If none of the localities in which you lived during 2006 imposed a local general sales tax, enter $467 on line 1 of your worksheet. 1040 ez 2011 form Otherwise, complete a separate worksheet for State A and State B. 1040 ez 2011 form Enter $333 on line 1 of the State A worksheet and $134 on line 1 of the State B worksheet. 1040 ez 2011 form Line 2. 1040 ez 2011 form   If you checked the “No” box, enter -0- on line 2, and go to line 3. 1040 ez 2011 form If you checked the “Yes” box and lived in the same locality for all of 2006, enter the applicable amount, based on your 2006 income and exemptions, from the optional local sales tax table for your locality on page 7. 1040 ez 2011 form Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your locality and find the line that includes your 2006 income. 1040 ez 2011 form See the line 1 instructions on this page to figure your 2006 income. 1040 ez 2011 form The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. 1040 ez 2011 form Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. 1040 ez 2011 form What if you lived in more than one locality?   If you lived in more than one locality during 2006, look up the table amount for each locality using the above rules. 1040 ez 2011 form If there is no table for your locality, the table amount is considered to be zero. 1040 ez 2011 form Multiply the table amount for each locality you lived in by a fraction. 1040 ez 2011 form The numerator of the fraction is the number of days you lived in the locality during 2006 and the denominator is the total number of days in the year (365). 1040 ez 2011 form If you lived in more than one locality in the same state and the local general sales tax rate was the same for each locality, enter the total of the prorated table amounts for each locality in that state on line 2. 1040 ez 2011 form Otherwise, complete a separate worksheet for lines 2 through 6 for each locality and enter each prorated table amount on line 2 of the applicable worksheet. 1040 ez 2011 form Example. 1040 ez 2011 form You lived in Locality 1 from January 1 through August 31, 2006 (243 days), and in Locality 2 from September 1 through December 31, 2006 (122 days). 1040 ez 2011 form The table amount for Locality 1 is $100. 1040 ez 2011 form The table amount for Locality 2 is $150. 1040 ez 2011 form You would figure the amount to enter on line 2 as follows. 1040 ez 2011 form Note that this amount may not equal your local sales tax deduction, which is figured on line 6 of the worksheet. 1040 ez 2011 form Locality 1: $100 x 243/365 = $67   Locality 2: $150 x 122/365 = 50   Total = $117   Line 3. 1040 ez 2011 form   If you lived in California, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 7. 1040 ez 2011 form 25%. 1040 ez 2011 form Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 7. 1040 ez 2011 form 25%. 1040 ez 2011 form   If you lived in Nevada, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 6. 1040 ez 2011 form 5%. 1040 ez 2011 form Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 6. 1040 ez 2011 form 5%. 1040 ez 2011 form   If you lived in Texarkana, Arkansas, check the “Yes” box and enter “4. 1040 ez 2011 form 0” on line 3. 1040 ez 2011 form Your local general sales tax rate of 4. 1040 ez 2011 form 0% includes the additional 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 0% Arkansas state sales tax rate for Texarkana and the 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 5% sales tax rate for Miller County. 1040 ez 2011 form What if your local general sales tax rate changed during 2006?    If you checked the “Yes” box and your local general sales tax rate changed during 2006, figure the rate to enter on line 3 as follows. 1040 ez 2011 form Multiply each tax rate for the period it was in effect by a fraction. 1040 ez 2011 form The numerator of the fraction is the number of days the rate was in effect during 2006 and the denominator is the total number of days in the year (365). 1040 ez 2011 form Enter the total of the prorated tax rates on line 3. 1040 ez 2011 form Example. 1040 ez 2011 form Locality 1 imposed a 1% local general sales tax from January 1 through September 30, 2006 (273 days). 1040 ez 2011 form The rate increased to 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 75% for the period from October 1 through December 31, 2006 (92 days). 1040 ez 2011 form You would enter “1. 1040 ez 2011 form 189” on line 3, figured as follows. 1040 ez 2011 form January 1 - September 30: 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 00 x 273/365 = 0. 1040 ez 2011 form 748   October 1 - December 31: 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 75 x 92/365 = 0. 1040 ez 2011 form 441   Total = 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 189   What if you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006?    Complete a separate worksheet for lines 2 through 6 for each locality in your state if you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006 and either of the following applies. 1040 ez 2011 form Each locality did not have the same local general sales tax rate. 1040 ez 2011 form You lived in Texarkana, AR, or Los Angeles County, CA. 1040 ez 2011 form   To figure the amount to enter on line 3 of the worksheet for each locality in which you lived (except a locality for which you used the table on page 7 to figure your local general sales tax deduction), multiply the local general sales tax rate by a fraction. 1040 ez 2011 form The numerator of the fraction is the number of days you lived in the locality during 2006 and the denominator is the total number of days in the year (365). 1040 ez 2011 form Example. 1040 ez 2011 form You lived in Locality 1 from January 1 through August 31, 2006 (243 days), and in Locality 2 from September 1 through December 31, 2006 (122 days). 1040 ez 2011 form The local general sales tax rate for Locality 1 is 1%. 1040 ez 2011 form The rate for Locality 2 is 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 75%. 1040 ez 2011 form You would enter “0. 1040 ez 2011 form 666” on line 3 for the Locality 1 worksheet and “0. 1040 ez 2011 form 585” for the Locality 2 worksheet, figured as follows. 1040 ez 2011 form Locality 1: 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 00 x 243/365 = 0. 1040 ez 2011 form 666   Locality 2: 1. 1040 ez 2011 form 75 x 122/365 = 0. 1040 ez 2011 form 585   Line 6. 1040 ez 2011 form   If you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006, you should have completed line 1 only on the first worksheet for that state and separate worksheets for lines 2 through 6 for any other locality within that state in which you lived during 2006. 1040 ez 2011 form If you checked the “Yes” box on line 6 of any of those worksheets, multiply line 5 of that worksheet by the amount that you entered on line 1 for that state on the first worksheet. 1040 ez 2011 form Line 7. 1040 ez 2011 form    Enter on line 7 any state and local general sales taxes paid on the following specified items. 1040 ez 2011 form If you are completing more than one worksheet, include the total for line 7 on only one of the worksheets. 1040 ez 2011 form A motor vehicle (including a car, motorcycle, motor home, recreational vehicle, sport utility vehicle, truck, van, and off-road vehicle). 1040 ez 2011 form Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. 1040 ez 2011 form If the state sales tax rate on these items is higher than the general sales tax rate, only include the amount of tax you would have paid at the general sales tax rate. 1040 ez 2011 form An aircraft or boat, if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. 1040 ez 2011 form A home (including a mobile home or prefabricated home) or substantial addition to or major renovation of a home, but only if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate and any of the following applies. 1040 ez 2011 form Your state or locality imposes a general sales tax directly on the sale of a home or on the cost of a substantial addition or major renovation. 1040 ez 2011 form You purchased the materials to build a home or substantial addition or to perform a major renovation and paid the sales tax directly. 1040 ez 2011 form Under your state law, your contractor is considered your agent in the construction of the home or substantial addition or the performance of a major renovation. 1040 ez 2011 form The contract must state that the contractor is authorized to act in your name and must follow your directions on construction decisions. 1040 ez 2011 form In this case, you will be considered to have purchased any items subject to a sales tax and to have paid the sales tax directly. 1040 ez 2011 form   Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. 1040 ez 2011 form If you received a refund of state or local general sales taxes in 2006, see Refund of general sales taxes on page 1. 1040 ez 2011 form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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