Can sales tax be deducted?

You can claim a sales tax deduction. However, you’re only able to claim either the sales tax deduction or state income tax deduction. You need to itemize in order to claim the sales tax or state income tax deduction.

If your state income tax is more than the sales tax, we'll use the state income tax as a deduction.

The IRS offers sales tax tables to help determine the amount of your sales tax deduction.