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Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Motor vehicles include cars, motorcycles, motor homes, recreational vehicles, sport utility vehicles, trucks, vans, and off-road vehicles. Online tax filing Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. Online tax filing Do not include sales taxes paid on items used in your trade or business. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing You must keep your actual receipts showing general sales taxes paid to use this method. Online tax filing Refund of general sales taxes. Online tax filing   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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing See Recoveries in Pub. Online tax filing 525 for details. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing You may also be able to add the state and local general sales taxes paid on certain specified items. Online tax filing To figure your state and local general sales tax deduction using the tables, complete the worksheet below. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet (See the instructions that begin on page 3. Online tax filing ) 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. Online tax filing   1. Online tax filing Enter your state general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 5 or 6 (see page 3 of the instructions) 1. Online tax filing $     Next. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Otherwise, go to line 2       2. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Enter -0-                   Yes. Online tax filing Enter your local general sales taxes from the applicable table on page 7 (see page 3 of the instructions)     2. Online tax filing $       3. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Skip lines 3 through 5, enter -0- on line 6, and go to line 7             Yes. Online tax filing Enter your local general sales tax rate, but omit the percentage sign. Online tax filing For example, if your local general sales tax rate was 2. Online tax filing 5%, enter 2. Online tax filing 5. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing (If you do not know your local general sales tax rate, contact your local government. Online tax filing ) 3. Online tax filing . Online tax filing       4. Online tax filing Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. Online tax filing Skip lines 4 and 5 and go to line 6             Yes. Online tax filing Enter your state general sales tax rate (shown in the table heading for your state), but omit the percentage sign. Online tax filing For example, if your state general sales tax rate is 6%, enter 6. Online tax filing 0 4. Online tax filing . Online tax filing       5. Online tax filing Divide line 3 by line 4. Online tax filing Enter the result as a decimal (rounded to at least three places) 5. Online tax filing . Online tax filing       6. Online tax filing Did you enter -0- on line 2 above?             No. Online tax filing Multiply line 2 by line 3   6. Online tax filing $     Yes. Online tax filing Multiply line 1 by line 5. Online tax filing If you lived in more than one locality in the same state during 2006, see page 4 of the instructions           7. Online tax filing Enter your state and local general sales taxes paid on specified items, if any (see page 4 of the instructions) 7. Online tax filing $   8. Online tax filing Deduction for general sales taxes. Online tax filing Add lines 1, 6, and 7. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Be sure to enter “ST” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space 8. Online tax filing $     Instructions for the State and Local General Sales Tax Deduction Worksheet Line 1. Online tax filing    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. Online tax filing Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your state and find the line that includes your 2006 income. Online tax filing If married filing separately, do not include your spouse's income. Online tax filing Your 2006 income is the amount shown on your Form 1040, line 38, plus any nontaxable items, such as the following. Online tax filing Tax-exempt interest. Online tax filing Veterans' benefits. Online tax filing Nontaxable combat pay. Online tax filing Workers' compensation. Online tax filing Nontaxable part of social security and railroad retirement benefits. Online tax filing Nontaxable part of IRA, pension, or annuity distributions. Online tax filing Do not include rollovers. Online tax filing Public assistance payments. Online tax filing The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. Online tax filing Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing If there is no table for your state, the table amount is considered to be zero. Online tax filing Multiply the table amount for each state you lived in by a fraction. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing Enter the total of the prorated table amounts for each state on line 1. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Instead, complete a separate worksheet for each state you lived in and enter the prorated amount for that state on line 1. Online tax filing Example. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing The table amount for State A is $500. Online tax filing The table amount for State B is $400. Online tax filing You would figure your state general sales tax as follows. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Otherwise, complete a separate worksheet for State A and State B. Online tax filing Enter $333 on line 1 of the State A worksheet and $134 on line 1 of the State B worksheet. Online tax filing Line 2. Online tax filing   If you checked the “No” box, enter -0- on line 2, and go to line 3. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Read down the “At least-But less than” columns for your locality and find the line that includes your 2006 income. Online tax filing See the line 1 instructions on this page to figure your 2006 income. Online tax filing The exemptions column refers to the number of exemptions claimed on Form 1040, line 6d. Online tax filing Do not include any additional exemptions you listed on Form 8914 for individuals displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing If there is no table for your locality, the table amount is considered to be zero. Online tax filing Multiply the table amount for each locality you lived in by a fraction. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Example. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing The table amount for Locality 1 is $100. Online tax filing The table amount for Locality 2 is $150. Online tax filing You would figure the amount to enter on line 2 as follows. Online tax filing Note that this amount may not equal your local sales tax deduction, which is figured on line 6 of the worksheet. Online tax filing Locality 1: $100 x 243/365 = $67   Locality 2: $150 x 122/365 = 50   Total = $117   Line 3. Online tax filing   If you lived in California, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 7. Online tax filing 25%. Online tax filing Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 7. Online tax filing 25%. Online tax filing   If you lived in Nevada, check the “No” box if your combined state and local general sales tax rate is 6. Online tax filing 5%. Online tax filing Otherwise, check the “Yes” box and include on line 3 only the part of the combined rate that is more than 6. Online tax filing 5%. Online tax filing   If you lived in Texarkana, Arkansas, check the “Yes” box and enter “4. Online tax filing 0” on line 3. Online tax filing Your local general sales tax rate of 4. Online tax filing 0% includes the additional 1. Online tax filing 0% Arkansas state sales tax rate for Texarkana and the 1. Online tax filing 5% sales tax rate for Miller County. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Multiply each tax rate for the period it was in effect by a fraction. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing Enter the total of the prorated tax rates on line 3. Online tax filing Example. Online tax filing Locality 1 imposed a 1% local general sales tax from January 1 through September 30, 2006 (273 days). Online tax filing The rate increased to 1. Online tax filing 75% for the period from October 1 through December 31, 2006 (92 days). Online tax filing You would enter “1. Online tax filing 189” on line 3, figured as follows. Online tax filing January 1 - September 30: 1. Online tax filing 00 x 273/365 = 0. Online tax filing 748   October 1 - December 31: 1. Online tax filing 75 x 92/365 = 0. Online tax filing 441   Total = 1. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Each locality did not have the same local general sales tax rate. Online tax filing You lived in Texarkana, AR, or Los Angeles County, CA. Online tax filing   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. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing Example. Online tax filing 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). Online tax filing The local general sales tax rate for Locality 1 is 1%. Online tax filing The rate for Locality 2 is 1. Online tax filing 75%. Online tax filing You would enter “0. Online tax filing 666” on line 3 for the Locality 1 worksheet and “0. Online tax filing 585” for the Locality 2 worksheet, figured as follows. Online tax filing Locality 1: 1. Online tax filing 00 x 243/365 = 0. Online tax filing 666   Locality 2: 1. Online tax filing 75 x 122/365 = 0. Online tax filing 585   Line 6. Online tax filing   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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing Line 7. Online tax filing    Enter on line 7 any state and local general sales taxes paid on the following specified items. Online tax filing If you are completing more than one worksheet, include the total for line 7 on only one of the worksheets. Online tax filing A motor vehicle (including a car, motorcycle, motor home, recreational vehicle, sport utility vehicle, truck, van, and off-road vehicle). Online tax filing Also include any state and local general sales taxes paid for a leased motor vehicle. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing An aircraft or boat, if the tax rate was the same as the general sales tax rate. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing 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. Online tax filing You purchased the materials to build a home or substantial addition or to perform a major renovation and paid the sales tax directly. 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Online tax filing 2. Online tax filing   Maximum Amount Contributable (MAC) Table of Contents Components of Your MAC How Do I Figure My MAC?Elective deferrals only. Online tax filing Nonelective contributions only. Online tax filing Elective deferrals and nonelective contributions. Online tax filing When Should I Figure My MAC? Throughout this publication, the limit on the amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account for any year is referred to as your maximum amount contributable (MAC). Online tax filing This chapter: Introduces the components of your MAC, Tells you how to figure your MAC, and Tells you when to figure your MAC. Online tax filing Components of Your MAC Generally, before you can determine your MAC, you must first figure the components of your MAC. Online tax filing The components of your MAC are: The limit on annual additions (chapter 3), and The limit on elective deferrals (chapter 4). Online tax filing How Do I Figure My MAC? Generally, contributions to your 403(b) account are limited to the lesser of: The limit on annual additions, or The limit on elective deferrals. Online tax filing Depending upon the type of contributions made to your 403(b) account, only one of the limits may apply to you. Online tax filing Which limit applies. Online tax filing   Whether you must apply one or both of the limits depends on the type of contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year. Online tax filing Elective deferrals only. Online tax filing   If the only contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year were elective deferrals made under a salary reduction agreement, you will need to figure both of the limits. Online tax filing Your MAC is the lesser of the two limits. Online tax filing Nonelective contributions only. Online tax filing   If the only contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year were nonelective contributions (employer contributions not made under a salary reduction agreement), you will only need to figure the limit on annual additions. Online tax filing Your MAC is the limit on annual additions. Online tax filing Elective deferrals and nonelective contributions. Online tax filing   If the contributions made to your 403(b) account were a combination of both elective deferrals made under a salary reduction agreement and nonelective contributions (employer contributions not made under a salary reduction agreement), you will need to figure both limits. Online tax filing Your MAC is the limit on the annual additions. Online tax filing   You need to figure the limit on elective deferrals to determine if you have excess elective deferrals, which are explained in chapter 7. Online tax filing Worksheets. Online tax filing   Worksheets are available in chapter 9 to help you figure your MAC. Online tax filing When Should I Figure My MAC? At the beginning of 2014, you should refigure your 2013 MAC based on your actual compensation for 2013. Online tax filing This will allow you to determine if the amount that has been contributed to your 403(b) account for 2013 has exceeded the allowable limits. Online tax filing In some cases, this will allow you to avoid penalties and additional taxes. Online tax filing See chapter 7. Online tax filing Generally, you should figure your MAC for the current year at the beginning of each tax year using a conservative estimate of your compensation. Online tax filing If your compensation changes during the year, you should refigure your MAC based on a revised conservative estimate. Online tax filing By doing this, you will be able to determine if contributions to your 403(b) account can be increased or should be decreased for the year. Online tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications