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Unfortunately no. The sales tax is a trust fund obligation and not deductible.
The sales tax obligation is not an income tax. The general sales tax paid and deducted on Schedule A of your personal return would be only for general sales tax you paid in the tax year and not for any business purpose.
Had this been for personal state income taxes you would have been allowed to deduct just the tax portion but not the interest as that was a penalty and not deductible.
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