Tax

Have a Tax Question? Ask a Tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Tax

I paid off my car lien in 2015. Can I claim the amount paid

Customer Question
I paid off my car...
I paid off my car lien in 2015. Can I claim the amount paid when doing my taxes
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Tax
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
3/9/2016
Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 1 year ago
Lev
Lev, Tax Advisor
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 30,134
Experience: Taxes, Immigration, Labor Relations
Verified

For which tax year taxes were paid and what types of taxes were paid?

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am getting ready to file by 2015 taxes. I paid $5,600 to satisfy my car loan. Was paid in 2015. Can I use that amount in any way as major purchase amount to claim>
Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 1 year ago

Appreciate your clarification,

If that is a personal car - that payment is not deductible.
In the year the car was purchased you paid purchase price AND sales tax (either to dealer or when the car was registered ) - in this year you may deduct sales tax.

That is regardless if you used a loan or used your own funds.

But when you pay back the loan - that is not treated a "purchase" - you simply paid back the amount you borrowed.

When you took the loan - it was not included into your income - correct?
So - when eventually the loan is paid back - that payment is not deductible...

The interest part of that payment however may be deductible if the car is used for business purposes. But if that is strictly your personal car - interest is classified as personal expense.

I am glad you asked that question as you are evaluating all your expenses from tax prospective.

If you have other expenses that you are not sure whether they may be used on your tax return - please let me know.

Ask Your Own Tax Question
Ask Lev Your Own Question
Lev
Lev
Lev, Tax Advisor
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 30,134
30,134 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Taxes, Immigration, Labor Relations

Lev is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,300 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

4,310 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

13,695 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,651 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

R. Klein, EA

R. Klein, EA

Enrolled Agent

1,839 satisfied customers

Over 20 Years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
I am completing my personal income taxes. For this filing
I am completing my personal income taxes. For this filing year, I left my corporate career to manage my real estate full time. Therefore, the real estate is moving from a passive activity to an active… read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
30,134 satisfied customers
I have a question regarding a tax lien. It isn't regarding a
My mother is a claimant in the national VW class action, and is eligible for a settlement. If she accepts the settlement, can the IRS take it to satisfy the lien? … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
Form 886-A Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Taxpayer has
Form 886-A Deductible Home Mortgage Interest Taxpayer has $1,000,000 in Grandfathered debt. Line 9 Form 886-A - is this line amount after deducting the garandfathered debt… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
Dose mean can not deduct state income taxes only or dose it
dose mean can not deduct state income taxes only or dose it includes property taxes too … read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
0n sale of personal resonance. What is tax on sale. I
I understand that if you lived in the home for at least two years . there is no tax on the sale.true or not… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
Is the sale of customer list a capital gain or ordinary income?
Is the sale of self-created intangibles, such customer lists, digital files, web sites, etc subject to capital gain or ordinary income treatment?… read more
Lev
Lev
Tax Advisor
30,134 satisfied customers
On a property sale which 4 members have a 1/3 interest on
On a property sale which 4 members have a 1/3 interest on the sale. … read more
Chad CFP ®
Chad CFP ®
Certified Financial Planner(R), Pro
Master\u0027s Degree
727 satisfied customers
Does a tax lien NFTL recorded in my county post petition
Does a tax lien NFTL recorded in my county post petition hinders the Trustee's ability to collect equity through the sale of my home … read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
Two questions on federal tax deductibility: 1. We personally
Two questions on federal tax deductibility: 1. We personally paid legal fees for our manufacturer C Corp. The fees were for assistance in preparing a Research & Development tax credit application. Can… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
I am finalizing a personal tax return and my client has 8 or
I am finalizing a personal tax return and my client has 8 or 9 K-1 forms from operating companies that he owns. One company that i do not prepare issued a K-1 with a line 1 income of $242,089 and a se… read more
Chad CFP ®
Chad CFP ®
Certified Financial Planner(R), Pro
Master\u0027s Degree
727 satisfied customers
A question about mortgage deduction: if person A helps
A question about mortgage deduction: if person A helps person B take a loan to help this person B buy a primary residence, who gets the right to deduct the mortgage interest for tax filing? Person A m… read more
emc011075
emc011075
Senior Tax Specialist
Bachelor's Degree
16 satisfied customers
Sales tax liens or warrants on a business can they be
Sales tax liens or warrants on a business can they be prevented if a stipulated payment agreement is entered first? … read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
Income tax question. Are there any ways that interest on an
income tax question. Are there any ways that interest on an insurance policy can be tax deductible? … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
If person A sales a used car to person, is a sales tax
If person A sales a used car to person B, is a sales tax required to be paid by either party? … read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,217 satisfied customers
How are the proceeds of sale of a LLC interest taxed; as
How are the proceeds of sale of a LLC interest taxed; as ordinary income or as capital gains? … read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,217 satisfied customers
I just found out that there is a tax lien for sales tax
I just found out that there is a tax lien for sales tax filed against a business that I used to own. The lien was filed in 2014 in the date of Georgia. … read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
Are there ways to defer or stop a state income tax lien that
HelloAre there ways to defer or stop a state income tax lien that has been sent an employer? (State taxing department did not want to do a payment plan)I live in the state of Virginia?… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
Are there ways to defer or stop a state income tax lien that
HelloAre there ways to defer or stop a state income tax lien that has been sent an employer? (State taxing department did not want to do a payment plan)I live in the state of Virginia?… read more
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x