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How do you file for personal expenses for large purchases?

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How do you file for personal expenses for large purchases?
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There is no form to claim a deduction on personal purchases, however, the IRS allows for a deduction of sales and use tax paid as an option for those who itemize their deductions, letting them choose between deductions for state and local income taxes or state and local sales and use taxes. Taxpayers will indicate by using a checkbox on line 5 of Schedule A which type of tax they’re claiming.

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