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Are Michigan motor vehicle fees tax deductible on ...

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Are Michigan motor vehicle fees tax deductible on Federal Income tax?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wayne Brasch replied 10 years ago.
If the fee is based on the value of the car as opposed to its weight, it would be deductible on Schedule A of your Federal tax return.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Wayne Brasch's Post: You have basically repeated back to me what I already know. I have read that information on Turbo Tax.

My specific question is in Michigan is the fee based on the value of the car as opposed to its weight and therefore would be deductible.
Expert:  Wayne Brasch replied 10 years ago.
When you paid that fee what document did you have that billed you for the amount? That document should have shown on what basis the fee was calculated. In my state. the fee is 40% of the fair market value of the vehicle times a local millage rate. Since that is based on value, it is deductible. I suggest you look back to see how you were billed for that fee. If you no longer have that document, I suggest you call the local office in Michigan from where that bill came and ask them how it was created.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Since I have not had my question answered on this site and I have just been told to do the obvious -- call someone else -- I will not pay any charge.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Wayne Brasch's Post: This site seems to be a total scam -- I have not had my question answered. I have just been referred elsewhere.

Since I have not had my question answered on this site and I have just been told to do the obvious -- call someone else -- I will not pay any charge.
Expert:  Wayne Brasch replied 10 years ago.
I'm sincerely XXXXX XXXXX you are not satisfied with my answer. Since vehicle taxes and fees are set by local ordinances, I thought it would be easier for you to call the local authorities directly and get you question answered straight from someone who could truly help you. Again, please allow me to apologize for the fact that I don't know exactly how you were billed for those fees.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Wayne Brasch's Post: I have just spoken to my credit card company and have faxed them this page of communications as well as other information on this site.

They have approved that the $10 "deposit" as you have so cleverly worded it, has been blocked from my account and I will not be charged.

You cannot charge someone for answering a question that you did not/could not answer.

Good luck scamming other, My Brasch.
Expert:  Wayne Brasch replied 10 years ago.
It is not nor ever has been my thoughts to scam anyone over anything. I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX help people with questions they have asked. My clients over the years have been well satisfied with my answers to their questions. I'm sorry you aren't so happy in this case. I hope you can get your money back.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Yes, the charge has been blocked and will not be allowed to be paid from my credit card.
Expert:  Lev replied 10 years ago.

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