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Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Motor vehicles include cars, motorcycles, motor homes, recreational vehicles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, and off-road vehicles. Amend taxes turbotax Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. Amend taxes turbotax Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax You must keep your actual receipts showing general sales taxes paid to use this method. Amend taxes turbotax Refund of general sales taxes. Amend taxes turbotax   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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax See Recoveries in Pub. Amend taxes turbotax 525 for details. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax You may also be able to add the state and local general sales taxes paid on certain specified items. Amend taxes turbotax To figure your state and local general sales tax deduction using the tables, complete the worksheet below. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet (See the instructions that begin on page 3. Amend taxes turbotax ) 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. Amend taxes turbotax   1. Amend taxes turbotax Enter your state general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 5 or 6 (see page 3 of the instructions) 1. Amend taxes turbotax $     Next. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Otherwise, go to line 2       2. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Enter -0-                   Yes. Amend taxes turbotax Enter your local general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 7 (see page 3 of the instructions)     2. Amend taxes turbotax $       3. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Skip lines 3 through 5, enter -0- on line 6, and go to line 7             Yes. Amend taxes turbotax Enter your local general sales tax rate, but omit the percentage sign. Amend taxes turbotax For example, if your local general sales tax rate was 2. Amend taxes turbotax 5%, enter 2. Amend taxes turbotax 5. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax (If you do not know your local general sales tax rate, contact your local government. Amend taxes turbotax ) 3. Amend taxes turbotax . Amend taxes turbotax       4. Amend taxes turbotax Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. Amend taxes turbotax Skip lines 4 and 5 and go to line 6             Yes. Amend taxes turbotax Enter your state general sales tax rate (shown in the table heading for your state), but omit the percentage sign. Amend taxes turbotax For example, if your state general sales tax rate is 6%, enter 6. Amend taxes turbotax 0 4. Amend taxes turbotax . Amend taxes turbotax       5. Amend taxes turbotax Divide line 3 by line 4. Amend taxes turbotax Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places) 5. Amend taxes turbotax . Amend taxes turbotax       6. Amend taxes turbotax Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. Amend taxes turbotax Multiply line 2 by line 3   6. Amend taxes turbotax $     Yes. Amend taxes turbotax Multiply line 1 by line 5. Amend taxes turbotax If you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006, see page 4 of the instructions           7. Amend taxes turbotax Enter your state and local general sales taxes paid on specified items, if any (see page 4 of the instructions) 7. Amend taxes turbotax $   8. Amend taxes turbotax Deduction for general sales taxes. Amend taxes turbotax Add lines 1, 6, and 7. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Be sure to enter “ST” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space 8. Amend taxes turbotax $     Instructions for the State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet Line 1. Amend taxes turbotax    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. Amend taxes turbotax Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your state and find the line that includes your 2006 income. Amend taxes turbotax If married filing separately, do not include your spouse's income. Amend taxes turbotax Your 2006 income is the amount shown on your Form 1040, line 38, plus any nontaxable items, such as the following. Amend taxes turbotax Tax-exempt interest. Amend taxes turbotax Veterans' benefits. Amend taxes turbotax Nontaxable combat pay. Amend taxes turbotax Workers' compensation. Amend taxes turbotax Nontaxable part of social security and railroad retirement benefits. Amend taxes turbotax Nontaxable part of IRA, pension, or annuity distributions. Amend taxes turbotax Do not include rollovers. Amend taxes turbotax Public assistance payments. Amend taxes turbotax The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. Amend taxes turbotax Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax If there is no table for your state, the table amount is considered to be zero. Amend taxes turbotax Multiply the table amount for each state you lived in by a fraction. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax Enter the total of the prorated table amounts for each state on line 1. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Instead, complete a separate worksheet for each state you lived in and enter the prorated amount for that state on line 1. Amend taxes turbotax Example. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax The table amount for State A is $500. Amend taxes turbotax The table amount for State B is $400. Amend taxes turbotax You would figure your state general sales tax as follows. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Otherwise, complete a separate worksheet for State A and State B. Amend taxes turbotax Enter $333 on line 1 of the State A worksheet and $134 on line 1 of the State B worksheet. Amend taxes turbotax Line 2. Amend taxes turbotax   If you checked the “No” box, enter -0- on line 2, and go to line 3. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your locality and find the line that includes your 2006 income. Amend taxes turbotax See the line 1 instructions on this page to figure your 2006 income. Amend taxes turbotax The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. Amend taxes turbotax Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax If there is no table for your locality, the table amount is considered to be zero. Amend taxes turbotax Multiply the table amount for each locality you lived in by a fraction. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Example. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax The table amount for Locality 1 is $100. Amend taxes turbotax The table amount for Locality 2 is $150. Amend taxes turbotax You would figure the amount to enter on line 2 as follows. Amend taxes turbotax Note that this amount may not equal your local sales tax deduction, which is figured on line 6 of the worksheet. Amend taxes turbotax Locality 1: $100 x 243/365 = $67   Locality 2: $150 x 122/365 = 50   Total = $117   Line 3. Amend taxes turbotax   If you lived in California, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 7. Amend taxes turbotax 25%. Amend taxes turbotax Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 7. Amend taxes turbotax 25%. Amend taxes turbotax   If you lived in Nevada, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 6. Amend taxes turbotax 5%. Amend taxes turbotax Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 6. Amend taxes turbotax 5%. Amend taxes turbotax   If you lived in Texarkana, Arkansas, check the “Yes” box and enter “4. Amend taxes turbotax 0” on line 3. Amend taxes turbotax Your local general sales tax rate of 4. Amend taxes turbotax 0% includes the additional 1. Amend taxes turbotax 0% Arkansas state sales tax rate for Texarkana and the 1. Amend taxes turbotax 5% sales tax rate for Miller County. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Multiply each tax rate for the period it was in effect by a fraction. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax Enter the total of the prorated tax rates on line 3. Amend taxes turbotax Example. Amend taxes turbotax Locality 1 imposed a 1% local general sales tax from January 1 through September 30, 2006 (273 days). Amend taxes turbotax The rate increased to 1. Amend taxes turbotax 75% for the period from October 1 through December 31, 2006 (92 days). Amend taxes turbotax You would enter “1. Amend taxes turbotax 189” on line 3, figured as follows. Amend taxes turbotax January 1 - September 30: 1. Amend taxes turbotax 00 x 273/365 = 0. Amend taxes turbotax 748   October 1 - December 31: 1. Amend taxes turbotax 75 x 92/365 = 0. Amend taxes turbotax 441   Total = 1. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Each locality did not have the same local general sales tax rate. Amend taxes turbotax You lived in Texarkana, AR, or Los Angeles County, CA. Amend taxes turbotax   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. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax Example. Amend taxes turbotax 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). Amend taxes turbotax The local general sales tax rate for Locality 1 is 1%. Amend taxes turbotax The rate for Locality 2 is 1. Amend taxes turbotax 75%. Amend taxes turbotax You would enter “0. Amend taxes turbotax 666” on line 3 for the Locality 1 worksheet and “0. Amend taxes turbotax 585” for the Locality 2 worksheet, figured as follows. Amend taxes turbotax Locality 1: 1. Amend taxes turbotax 00 x 243/365 = 0. Amend taxes turbotax 666   Locality 2: 1. Amend taxes turbotax 75 x 122/365 = 0. Amend taxes turbotax 585   Line 6. Amend taxes turbotax   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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax Line 7. Amend taxes turbotax    Enter on line 7 any state and local general sales taxes paid on the following specified items. Amend taxes turbotax If you are completing more than one worksheet, include the total for line 7 on only one of the worksheets. Amend taxes turbotax A motor vehicle (including a car, motorcycle, motor home, recreational vehicle, sport utility vehicle, truck, van, and off-road vehicle). Amend taxes turbotax Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax An aircraft or boat, if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax You purchased the materials to build a home or substantial addition or to perform a major renovation and paid the sales tax directly. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax The contract must state that the contractor is authorized to act in your name and must follow your directions on construction decisions. Amend taxes turbotax 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. Amend taxes turbotax   Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. Amend taxes turbotax If you received a refund of state or local general sales taxes in 2006, see Refund of general sales taxes on page 1. Amend taxes turbotax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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