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Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Motor vehicles include cars, motorcycles, motor homes, recreational vehicles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, and off-road vehicles. Free tax preparation 2012 Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. Free tax preparation 2012 Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 You must keep your actual receipts showing general sales taxes paid to use this method. Free tax preparation 2012 Refund of general sales taxes. Free tax preparation 2012   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. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 See Recoveries in Pub. Free tax preparation 2012 525 for details. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 You may also be able to add the state and local general sales taxes paid on certain specified items. Free tax preparation 2012 To figure your state and local general sales tax deduction using the tables, complete the worksheet below. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet (See the instructions that begin on page 3. Free tax preparation 2012 ) 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. Free tax preparation 2012   1. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter your state general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 5 or 6 (see page 3 of the instructions) 1. Free tax preparation 2012 $     Next. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Otherwise, go to line 2       2. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter -0-                   Yes. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter your local general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 7 (see page 3 of the instructions)     2. Free tax preparation 2012 $       3. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Skip lines 3 through 5, enter -0- on line 6, and go to line 7             Yes. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter your local general sales tax rate, but omit the percentage sign. Free tax preparation 2012 For example, if your local general sales tax rate was 2. Free tax preparation 2012 5%, enter 2. Free tax preparation 2012 5. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 (If you do not know your local general sales tax rate, contact your local government. Free tax preparation 2012 ) 3. Free tax preparation 2012 . Free tax preparation 2012       4. Free tax preparation 2012 Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. Free tax preparation 2012 Skip lines 4 and 5 and go to line 6             Yes. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter your state general sales tax rate (shown in the table heading for your state), but omit the percentage sign. Free tax preparation 2012 For example, if your state general sales tax rate is 6%, enter 6. Free tax preparation 2012 0 4. Free tax preparation 2012 . Free tax preparation 2012       5. Free tax preparation 2012 Divide line 3 by line 4. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places) 5. Free tax preparation 2012 . Free tax preparation 2012       6. Free tax preparation 2012 Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. Free tax preparation 2012 Multiply line 2 by line 3   6. Free tax preparation 2012 $     Yes. Free tax preparation 2012 Multiply line 1 by line 5. Free tax preparation 2012 If you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006, see page 4 of the instructions           7. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter your state and local general sales taxes paid on specified items, if any (see page 4 of the instructions) 7. Free tax preparation 2012 $   8. Free tax preparation 2012 Deduction for general sales taxes. Free tax preparation 2012 Add lines 1, 6, and 7. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Be sure to enter “ST” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space 8. Free tax preparation 2012 $     Instructions for the State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet Line 1. Free tax preparation 2012    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. Free tax preparation 2012 Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your state and find the line that includes your 2006 income. Free tax preparation 2012 If married filing separately, do not include your spouse's income. Free tax preparation 2012 Your 2006 income is the amount shown on your Form 1040, line 38, plus any nontaxable items, such as the following. Free tax preparation 2012 Tax-exempt interest. Free tax preparation 2012 Veterans' benefits. Free tax preparation 2012 Nontaxable combat pay. Free tax preparation 2012 Workers' compensation. Free tax preparation 2012 Nontaxable part of social security and railroad retirement benefits. Free tax preparation 2012 Nontaxable part of IRA, pension, or annuity distributions. Free tax preparation 2012 Do not include rollovers. Free tax preparation 2012 Public assistance payments. Free tax preparation 2012 The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. Free tax preparation 2012 Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 If there is no table for your state, the table amount is considered to be zero. Free tax preparation 2012 Multiply the table amount for each state you lived in by a fraction. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 Enter the total of the prorated table amounts for each state on line 1. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Instead, complete a separate worksheet for each state you lived in and enter the prorated amount for that state on line 1. Free tax preparation 2012 Example. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 The table amount for State A is $500. Free tax preparation 2012 The table amount for State B is $400. Free tax preparation 2012 You would figure your state general sales tax as follows. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Otherwise, complete a separate worksheet for State A and State B. Free tax preparation 2012 Enter $333 on line 1 of the State A worksheet and $134 on line 1 of the State B worksheet. Free tax preparation 2012 Line 2. Free tax preparation 2012   If you checked the “No” box, enter -0- on line 2, and go to line 3. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your locality and find the line that includes your 2006 income. Free tax preparation 2012 See the line 1 instructions on this page to figure your 2006 income. Free tax preparation 2012 The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. Free tax preparation 2012 Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 If there is no table for your locality, the table amount is considered to be zero. Free tax preparation 2012 Multiply the table amount for each locality you lived in by a fraction. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Example. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 The table amount for Locality 1 is $100. Free tax preparation 2012 The table amount for Locality 2 is $150. Free tax preparation 2012 You would figure the amount to enter on line 2 as follows. Free tax preparation 2012 Note that this amount may not equal your local sales tax deduction, which is figured on line 6 of the worksheet. Free tax preparation 2012 Locality 1: $100 x 243/365 = $67   Locality 2: $150 x 122/365 = 50   Total = $117   Line 3. Free tax preparation 2012   If you lived in California, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 7. Free tax preparation 2012 25%. Free tax preparation 2012 Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 7. Free tax preparation 2012 25%. Free tax preparation 2012   If you lived in Nevada, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 6. Free tax preparation 2012 5%. Free tax preparation 2012 Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 6. Free tax preparation 2012 5%. Free tax preparation 2012   If you lived in Texarkana, Arkansas, check the “Yes” box and enter “4. Free tax preparation 2012 0” on line 3. Free tax preparation 2012 Your local general sales tax rate of 4. Free tax preparation 2012 0% includes the additional 1. Free tax preparation 2012 0% Arkansas state sales tax rate for Texarkana and the 1. Free tax preparation 2012 5% sales tax rate for Miller County. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Multiply each tax rate for the period it was in effect by a fraction. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 Enter the total of the prorated tax rates on line 3. Free tax preparation 2012 Example. Free tax preparation 2012 Locality 1 imposed a 1% local general sales tax from January 1 through September 30, 2006 (273 days). Free tax preparation 2012 The rate increased to 1. Free tax preparation 2012 75% for the period from October 1 through December 31, 2006 (92 days). Free tax preparation 2012 You would enter “1. Free tax preparation 2012 189” on line 3, figured as follows. Free tax preparation 2012 January 1 - September 30: 1. Free tax preparation 2012 00 x 273/365 = 0. Free tax preparation 2012 748   October 1 - December 31: 1. Free tax preparation 2012 75 x 92/365 = 0. Free tax preparation 2012 441   Total = 1. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Each locality did not have the same local general sales tax rate. Free tax preparation 2012 You lived in Texarkana, AR, or Los Angeles County, CA. Free tax preparation 2012   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. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 Example. Free tax preparation 2012 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). Free tax preparation 2012 The local general sales tax rate for Locality 1 is 1%. Free tax preparation 2012 The rate for Locality 2 is 1. Free tax preparation 2012 75%. Free tax preparation 2012 You would enter “0. Free tax preparation 2012 666” on line 3 for the Locality 1 worksheet and “0. Free tax preparation 2012 585” for the Locality 2 worksheet, figured as follows. Free tax preparation 2012 Locality 1: 1. Free tax preparation 2012 00 x 243/365 = 0. Free tax preparation 2012 666   Locality 2: 1. Free tax preparation 2012 75 x 122/365 = 0. Free tax preparation 2012 585   Line 6. Free tax preparation 2012   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. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 Line 7. Free tax preparation 2012    Enter on line 7 any state and local general sales taxes paid on the following specified items. Free tax preparation 2012 If you are completing more than one worksheet, include the total for line 7 on only one of the worksheets. Free tax preparation 2012 A motor vehicle (including a car, motorcycle, motor home, recreational vehicle, sport utility vehicle, truck, van, and off-road vehicle). Free tax preparation 2012 Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. Free tax preparation 2012 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. Free tax preparation 2012 An aircraft or boat, if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. Free tax preparation 2012 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. 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